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Old 02-02-2010, 05:21 PM   #16
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I am not able to run this command as i don't know the root password which i had never given while installing fedora core 6 . Now i have no clue how to get around this. Please help me! Please help me!
 
Old 02-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #17
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How did Fedora 6 suddenly get thrown into the mix here?

In post # 6, you say you cannot run the command -- what does that mean? You tried "sudo /usr/sbin/gparted" and what happened? It asked you for a password? But you don't have one? If something else occurred, like some sort of error, please post for us the exact command you ran, and the exact error produced.

Ubuntu has probably changed quite a bit since last time I used the CD, but I don't recall needing a password when doing sudo from the Live CD although I do remember finding it easier to do things by starting `nautilis` instead first; I believe Nautilus has the option to open a terminal from itself, correct?

So, what if you pop open a terminal and type:

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sudo nautilus
You should get a nautilus, right? Now if you do, look in nautilus' menu for "Open Terminal", and if you find it, click that. It will open a root terminal for you. In this new terminal, type:

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gparted
Seems a bit roundabout, but if it works, well, good

If this too fails, please post the exact command you can, and the error or problem produced.

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:48 PM   #18
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Actually sir, fc 6 is the os i am currently using, i.e. as of now.
And while i installed it i never set up root user information.
Now as far as running the cmd is concerned, here is the o/p for it -
[ankesh@localhost ~]$ sudo /usr/sbin/gparted
ankesh is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
(as i don't know the super user pwd. which fc 6 uses by default)
OK ! i'm not using ubuntu live cd! I just have that live CD with me. But i'm currently running on fc 6.

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Old 02-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #19
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Windows XP set up can't run due to Fedora Core

Please help! I am running a fedora core 6 o.s. on my pc. I want to intall win xp but when i ran the set up of the win xp i just didn't move after booting from the cd. It just showed a blank screen and just hanged up there. I think the prob. here is fedora core 6 or not! Please help!
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:00 PM   #20
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1. obtain a Linux live CD (almost any Live CD distro should do).

2. Boot from it, and run "cfdisk" in a terminal.

3. Using cfdisk, delete all partitions, write the changes, and quit.

cfdisk it an improved version of fdisk that has a text-based keyboard-operated "GUI". For me it's pretty intuitive, but you can Google "cfdisk" if you want to learn more.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:04 PM   #21
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I'm not sure why your Windows CD doesn't boot up, but it's not because of the Fedora install on the hard disk. Editing disk partitions is one of the first things you do in the operating system install.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #22
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Would this be the same Windows XP install you mentioned in this thread?

As stated in that thread, Fedora on the hard drive has nothing to do with the failure of the Windows install.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 06:32 PM   #23
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...parted-786510/

And, the same Fedora 6 installation you talk about over in this thread I linked here?

It would be easier for people to help, if you keep the discussion in one place, rather than post multiple threads that all are leading to the same destination.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 07:02 PM   #24
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...as i don't know the super user pwd...
During boot, hit [Esc] to get the GRUB menu. Select the kernel line you want to boot and press [E]. Use the arrow keys to select the "kernel" line and press [E]. Add "single" to the end of the line and press [Enter]. Then press [B] to boot. You will be logged in with root privileges. Run "passwd root" to set the root password. You might also want to use this opportunity to fix your "/etc/sudoers" file.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:55 PM   #25
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What kind of computer do you have? My Inspiron E1405 won't boot with a Windows XP install CD, it just hangs with a blank screen also. It is most likely a problem with the XP Install CD not having the correct drivers to run your video card. Windows Vista will install just fine on my computer, perhaps you should try that. XP is very dated, and sometimes a PC with just the right configuration won't be able to install it. My computer came with XP pre-installed, but I guess Dell figured no one would actually reformat their entire hard drive as I did, and then try to re-install XP.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 01:27 PM   #26
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hi!

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #27
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HI ! Excuse me! CAn any one tell me while using cfdisk , would deleting the boot partition , & after that writing the partition table would destroy my data or not, as i have data in my harddisk. Please help!
 
Old 02-03-2010, 01:35 PM   #28
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HI ! Excuse me! CAn any one tell me while using cfdisk , would deleting the boot partition , & after that writing the partition table would destroy my data or not, as i have data in my harddisk. Please help!
cfdisk WILL DESTROY YOUR DATA!

You can try booting from said live CD, mounting the hard drive, copying the data to a backup device, unmounting the drive, and then running cfdisk.
 
Old 02-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #29
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Hey please MTK358! is there any other option! As this seems to be a bit clumsy! Please tell ! I am sure there would be other options also! Please if u can!
 
Old 02-03-2010, 01:40 PM   #30
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Actually to be very frank i have lost all earlier partitions of my hard disk which were 4 in total (at that time i was having windows) . I lost this while installing linux. And now it is showing only 1 full partition totalling 79 GB sth. So i don't what do i have to do to take back up . Probably it would be like climbing to mount everest for me & that too just for getting of an o.s. installed earlier.
Hey i have heard of rm , rm# etc. So would there be other options possible!!!!
 
  


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