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Old 06-03-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Big F9 Problem/Emergency (need to fix before tomorrow)

A few days ago I tried to upgrade from F8 to F9. I wasn't until after it didn't work that I found out that you should never really use the upgrade feature.
Needless to say, I'm now in a pickle. I need to preserve my old data. More specifically, I need to get to a paper that is due tomorrow. I tried to do a fresh install and mount the old files in LogVol00 as "/old" and and then created a LogVol01 and LogVol02 (one is "/" and the other is swap). Once it ran through the install I rebooted. I was booting up fine till it tried to check the file systems. Then I got this:
Checking filesystems

(i.e., without -a or -p options)

*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell.
*** Warning -- SELinux is active
*** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery.
*** Run 'setenforce 1' to reenable.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):
I ran fsck and got this:
fsck 1.20.8 (13-Mar-2008)
e2fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02: clean, 110157/925696 files, 710363/3702784 blocks
e2fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
The filesystem size (according to superblock) is 44589056 blocks
The physical size of the device is 40960000 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt
What is the easiest or quickest way to get to my paper? That's the main thing I care about. I'm not worried about getting Fedora working at the moment, just getting my paper. I have a copy of Fedora 9 Live Desktop that works on my computer if that helps.
Old 06-03-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Looks like you will need to use some partition/mbr recovery software to get back access to that partition. If worst comes to worst you would need to do a RAW recovery searching for file headers. The best place to start is Ultimate Boot CD, it has lots of partition and mbr recovery tools.

Old 06-03-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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Okay, what do after I get the Ultimate Boot CD?


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