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Are you aware that Red Hat 9 is very, very old? There have been no updates for it for around seven years I think. You should seriously consider using a current version of Linux. The no-cost replacement for Red Hat 9 would be Fedora. If you're after long term stability with no cost look at CentOS which is a no-cost clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The number of people who post here saying they're using Red Hat 9 never ceases to to amaze, dismay and puzzle me. It's 2011. If you're using Red Hat 9 you almost certainly shouldn't be!
First of all thanks for your response and sorry for the delay in replying,yes i know that red hat 9 is very old and it doesn't support all the new hardware, but we have a very old server running for our plant (no comment on that issue as it is decided by my bosses ).
Well coming to the point ill try in on my fedora 14 and will let u people know. if any doubt ill post again in the same thread .
Iam very new to Linux so if any doubt ill come back again
I agree with dd or clonezilla or g4u or such, might even look at backula or dd over ftp.
As to updating stuff it is not always a good thing. We buy thousands of machines and systems that run from some computer be it only a man machine interface. Since the thing works when installed, we could care less how old the OS is. Testing a new version of a few hundred plants could be a disaster. I know this hurts many of you but if it works, leave it alone. I almost never follow that advice.
First of all thanks for your valuable time and patience,i have downloaded redo and clonezilla i tried both and iam very happy with redo,but there is a limitation or may be my error i don't know ..
well ill try to be more clear
1, i have made a complete backup of my 160 Gb W.D HDD (using redo) on my 1.5 tb usb HDD
2, Now when i try to restore the same on the same make same specification drive it tells me that the target disk is 1mb less that the source i tried it on 2 more spare HDD but the same so i restored it on a 500 gb and it worked flawless,but now this disk shows 160 Gb no issues for me as long as it works ...
Thanks for your advices
Last edited by prasad.mdevi; 01-31-2011 at 02:36 PM.
so i restored it on a 500 gb and it worked flawless,but now this disk shows 160 Gb no issues for me as long as it works ...
You're saying that you have no access to the rest of drive?
If you haven't partitioned the balance of drive it will only be free space.
Open diskmanager and you should be able to see unnalocated space.
Or you can