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Old 05-11-2011, 01:33 AM   #1
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Fedora Crashed


Hi Everyone!

I have a problem with my OS Fedora 11. Just mounted additional harddisk through DISk Mounter but after doing it, It displayed a system error. (Ctrl +D to reboot, or provide a root password to repair)I am so sure that the hdd is ok. Just tried to mount it first to /mnt before proceeding.. Can i recover my old operating system without reinstalling it???

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Old 05-11-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Not a lot to go on. By now you probably rebooted anyway. You can examine the disk with gparted or any disk management tool of your choice. Not having had this problem my self I guess it was a kernel panic. I am aware that under certain circumstances gparted crashes when there is something wrong with the partition table. Mounting may have caused the panic.
It is unlikely you will need to reinstall the OS.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:01 AM   #3
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Thank you rayfward.

But do you mean i have to use another computer to examine my disk with gparted? And there is no way to recover my old system?? I really dont know what's wrong with my partion table..(think)
 
Old 05-11-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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You can use a live CD Linux: your Fedora disk may serve (depending on what sort it is), or get a specialised distro like SystemRescue.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
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If one adds a hd, it's always a good idea to check the bios which hd is the primary, otherwise it will fail to boot. I've fallen into this trap a couple of times.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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As above. Most live distro disks have gparted. Linux Mint a good solid starting point. It contains gparted and ntfs tools. A dedicated rescue CD should give you more options.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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One further thought. If your install is bricked don't flatten it straight away. There are ways you can keep your data even if you have to do a reinstall.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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formes.justine

you do have a back up of your data ? right?

also are you aware that fedora 11 has been UNSUPPORTED for quite some time now ( june 2010) , 14 is current and 15 will be out soon .
there have been NO security updates in almost a year .
 
Old 05-12-2011, 03:04 AM   #9
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I really just have to use fedora 11 for our certain software. Our software is only compatible with this version of fedora. that's why i just wanted to know..

Thanks for all of your replies guys!

Cheers ^_^

-justin
 
  


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