Change hostid to particullar string

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http://www.unix.com – Hello guys, currently I'm working on migration services from physical to virtual server (RHEL 6). One form applications is binded to hostid of old server. I put value of hostid from old server to the /etc/hostid on new server, but output of hostid command is giving nonsenses then. Code: [root@oldserver ~]# hostid 17acc883 Code: [root@newserver tmp]# hostid 18ac2644 [root@newserver tmp]# echo 17acc883 > /etc/hostid [root@newserver tmp]# hostid 63613731 Can anybody help?? Thanks. ---------- Post updated at 12:50 ---------- Previous update was at 12:37 ------- (HowTos)