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Old 03-13-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
mcgill
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Lost Fedora10 Partition on Dual-Boot HP Laptop


I bought an HP laptop with Vista installed a couple of years ago. I then installed Fedora 10 in a dual-boot configuration, partitioning the disk as I did so. The bootloader I used was Grub. I have used the laptop in this configuration since then.

About a month ago something happened with the bootloader that would not allow me to boot up in Linux. It would start and then hang up.

I reinstalled Fedora 10 on an external disk, and it seems to be working fine, but I cannot see the original Fedora partition on the internal hard disk. The partition appears in /etc/fstab, but when I try to mount it, I get a message that the mount point does not exist. I know the partition is there, because I can see it from Windows, but I cannot access it.

I need to retrieve data from the internal Fedora partition. Can anybody tell me how to do this?
 
Old 03-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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when I try to mount it, I get a message that the mount point does not exist
What is the "mount point" and does it exist?
You could post your partition information. Open a terminal and run the command: fdisk -l (lower case Letter L in the command) as root user and post it here.

Post the fstab entry for the Fedora internal.
 
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Please post the errors you see when the laptop tries to boot. I would assume by default that your Fedora installation is using a LVM partition. You can use the install disk and boot to a rescue mode to access the old drive. If your new installation also uses LVM it could have the same name as the old which means that you can not mount it until it has been changed.

http://samfw.blogspot.com/2005/12/lv...scue-mode.html
 
  


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