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Old 05-01-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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I need to rescue my project in fedora


I have my project on my computer at my school. It is a dual boot between 2000 and Fedora. 2000 was in NTFS but I needed it in FAT so that I could copy my project to windows and get it on the servers. So i reinstalled windows and know my boot loader is gone...Is there a sight where I can download a boot floppy and reinstall it?
 
Old 05-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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I think what you want is here: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...=&threadid=975 (see the first problem).
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:51 PM   #3
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I don't think I need to reconfigure GRUB...all I need to do is have a floppy that will boot me into Linux so I can copy my project to the w2K partition. Is there a free ext3 fs reader for dos or windows?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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If you have the install CDs then boot the 1st CD into rescue mode. Your root partition will be mounted at /mnt/sysimage. The following commands will reinstall grub (assuming default bootloader):

chroot /mnt/sysimage
grub-install

explore2fs should be able to read a ext3 partition.
http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/explore2fs.htm

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:18 PM   #5
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that is the problem though. I don't have the CD's it was installed off of a NFS server that I'm not posotive even has the fedora images anymore. I have SuSE at my house...would I be able to make a boot disk in SuSE? I also have red hat CD's at my house if i Install RedHat and make a boot floppy could i boot that one into fedora even having different partitions? I do have a fedora install floppy boot disk thing will the linux rescue option work with only the floppy or will I need the NFS server?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
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I'll try that ext3 reader...but SuSE at my house is ReiserFS so I want a backup plan...plus I'd like to be able to get into linux again lol.
 
  


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