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Old 09-17-2009, 05:51 AM   #1
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repair fedora without reinstalling it


hi all

i have fedora 10 installed on my system. few of the files get corrupted and system is not booting up. i want to repair it, but don't want to reinstall it, as i don't want to loose my data stored in linux partition.

thanx to all
 
Old 09-17-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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few of the files get corrupted and system is not booting up
What do you mean?
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and system is not booting up
What happens, errormessages?

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Old 09-18-2009, 03:33 AM   #3
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how to repair fedora using bootable dvd

[QUOTE=repo;3686727][QUOTE]few of the files get corrupted and system is not booting up
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What do you mean?

What happens, errormessages?
i was trying to connect two monitors with that system. the changes was made in Admin->Display->DualHead->

(check ) use dual head.
(configre) generate lcd display->lcd palnel 1280X1024 ok
then desktop layout-> spanning Desktops ok
then saving in Xserver

then the system doesn't boot on reboot

the other day i changed the resolution of screen and the the system stops booting only says resolution out of range

but that is not the query the query is how can i repair fedora by the fedora dvd using which all options so that whenever one or the other problem arise i need not to reinstall fedora again and again loosing all my data and packages

thanks
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A good start would be to backup files before altering them.
Seems to me you can repair the system, using the repair prompt, (eq repair grub, alter fstab, Xorg...)
However, in the future, you can use clonezilla to clone the disk
or use a seperate partition for /home and your data so these are not lost when you need to reinstall.
 
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this might work ??????

from the install dvd boot into "recovery " mode and rename xorg.conf to xorg.conf.off

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mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.off
then try to boot normal.
 
  


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