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Old 11-06-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
JesseB
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A problem with Linux after restoring a partition image


I am new to linux and having some trouble. I restored partitions from one dell 1650 poweredge server to another one using systemrescuecd and partimage. I labeled all the swap drives, and also restored the MBR. I then rebooted the computer. I cannot ls the root directory. If I go to another directory I can use the ls command. I am running Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-43.7.legacybigmen). Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks a lot.

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Old 11-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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I am new to linux and having some trouble. I restored partitions from one dell 1650 poweredge server to another one using systemrescuecd and partimage. I labeled all the swap drives, and also restored the MBR. I then rebooted the computer. I cannot ls the root directory. If I go to another directory I can use the ls command. I am running Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-43.7.legacybigmen). Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks a lot.
Please read: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-524947/

Your version of Red Hat Linux is not supported, besides their is not such creature named Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-43.7.legacybigmen). I do understand the you really meant that you have kernel-2.4.20-43.7legacybigmen install on a Red Hat Linux 7.X system, but the OS is DEAD, all support ended nearly a year ago now.

Suggestion get a modern supported version of Linux, if price is an issue and you want to stay with the Red Hat 'family' then use CentOS;

http://www.centos.org/

So many questions need to be answered, to start with; Do the partitions match up on both systems?? What filesystem are the partitions??? What steps in detail did you do??

As a possible solution try re-cloning the partitions using the one system that is working. Remove the hard drive(s) from the 'cloned' system and use the SystemRescueCD and use gnuparted along with gparted to create and copy the partitions. When done move the hard drives back to the 'clone' system.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 02:31 PM   #3
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Here is the partition table for both the new server and the old server.



Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4425 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes



Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 1 4 32098+ de Dell Utility

/dev/sda2 * 5 17 104422+ 83 Linux

/dev/sda3 18 2657 21205800 83 Linux

/dev/sda4 2658 4425 14201460 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)

/dev/sda5 2658 3179 4192933+ 83 Linux

/dev/sda6 3180 3571 3148708+ 83 Linux

/dev/sda7 3572 3832 2096451 83 Linux

/dev/sda8 3833 4093 2096451 82 Linux swap

/dev/sda9 4094 4354 2096451 82 Linux swap

/dev/sda10 4355 4419 522081 83 Linux

/dev/sda11 4420 4420 8001 82 Linux swap
 
  


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