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Old 10-17-2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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Dumb questions re: updating and Ghost

I have two in general dumb questions. First: Norton Ghost is of course a program not specifically designed for Linux. However, it SEES my Linux partitions. Could I use it to ghost them? I'm a little unclear on how it works in general (my husband and I had a b$tch of a time with it on Win2k, even. Sheesh).

Second, say in the future I wanted to update to SuSE 9point whatever from SuSE 8.2. Say I wanted to own the CDs. Is there a way I could install a later version of the same distro of Linux over my earlier distro without losing all my files and such? I am trying to remember if I saw this option on my install of SuSE originally, but I don't recall.

Is there a way I could install Redhat over SuSE and keep my files, or would I have to do a backup (I'm assuming not and that I'd have to do a backup in this case)

And yes, I know, backups are GOOD.


Not terribly pressing questions, just curious more than anything
Old 10-17-2003, 12:21 PM   #2
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ghost works with linux.

backing /etc/ and /home/ and whatever you want wouldn't take much
space. backup your files to a cdr.

actually the redhat over suse thing might work, but you would have a real
mess. there would be a bunch of crap around that wouldn't work with
the new version. don't do it.
Old 10-17-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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Thanks... the Red Hat/SuSE thing was more a theoretical question than anything else... But the rest is good to know.



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