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I'm using Webmin on my ClearOS 5.2 and I can't also edit my firewall rules through Webmin because of this error.
give me all my firewall rules, so I suppose firewall to be running.
iptables replaced ipchains years ago. You certainly can't have both at the same time.
Also, FC2 is years out of date; hasn't been updated in a long time; open to cracking.
Recommend you get an up to date distro; try Fedora 13 (they dropped the 'Core' a while back) if you want to stay with Fedora.
Note that's a new version about every year.
For a longer term system, try Centos; a free version of RHEL, Currently on 5.5.