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Old 12-19-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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Installed Fedora 16, but doesn't work. Can I save my hard disk?

Preupgraded Fedora 14 to 16. Went well, but when the password screen was loaded and I signed-in, a warning came up: Gnome has failed to load because my graphic card is too crappy. I have tried signing in with both GNome and classic gnome but it just cuts to a black screen and bounces back to the password screen when it loads. I can still use the backup mode, which takes me to a terminal (DOS like) screen. I have an external usb hard disk.

Is there anyway I can rollback. If not, then is there anyway I can get back everything in my documents/ hard disk.

I know this is really noob. I am noob. I just want to use linux cause' ya know: farg Windows, and Mac is too expensive.

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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Do you have another computer? If so go to here:, download the version that best fits your hardware (the i686 works for most modern hardware, but if you have a 64bit cpu, then the "x86_64" version might be better). Burn it to a CD and boot your machine from the CD. The disc has some nifty tools for working with broken machines. I use for everything, including rescuing Windows PC's. If you can boot off your Fedora disc, you could use that instead.

Either way, you just need to mount the internal hard drive, plug in you USB drive and you should be able to copy any data you need.

You could do this from the DOS screen, but that is much more complicated if you don't have any experience with the Linux terminal. I would go the PartedMagic CD route first.
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This is another usefull tool for rescue data if operation sistem crashes


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