ok from the beginning...
i wanted to try slackware 9.0 so i decided to boot with the cd in the drive and i got a checksum error so i thought nothing big i just download a new one and make sure it works this time, well when i wanted to boot redhat right after the slack cd error it all went just fine until the x server was supposed to start then the screen just went blank and i've tried Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to terminate the x but nothing worked and after a minute it rebooted.
ok well after that i wanted to boot debian and suddenly after it didn't work even though i had never had problems with debian grub had a problem with booting it...
well well i had nothing important on debian and i had like tons of code and work on redhat so i decided to reinstall debian and this time use lilo instead of grub incase there was a problem with grub.
now debian works alright but i want to recover all my files on redhat, i tried booting with the redhat cd and used the rescue option and that gave me access to the partion but a lot of dirs were no listed and not the one dir i wanted to save containing all my code.
so i tried mounting the partion through debian but it wouldn't mount instead it told me to use some program called e2fsck(i can't remember the exact name)i don't know anything about this program.
can anyone please help me recover my files before i lose all faith in linux