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Old 01-15-2005, 05:36 PM   #1
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Volume management

Hi all,
I had some trouble with my linux Fedora Core 3 machine where I did something a bit wrong and could not get the machine to boot ( some sort of permission problem). Maybe I could have fixed it however I decided to re-install Fedora 3 from scratch. In order to possibly preserve some of the data on the harddisk, I decided not to reformat the drive although the Anaconder installer did create a new partion (I think).

The install went well from there, however when I do a df -h, I get the following:

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
72G 51G 17G 76% /
/dev/hda1 99M 21M 73M 23% /boot
none 506M 0 506M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdc 584M 584M 0 100% /media/cdrom

As the / mount is 76% full and I have not put much on the re-installed Fedora 3 machine, it suggests to me that all my old files may still be on the hard-disk somewhere....? Is there any way I can access the old files??

thanks in advance,

Old 01-15-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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Finding old files

It looks like the files you want are in the / file tree, so you should be able to find them using Applications/File Browser. If you are looking for particular files, you could try the locate command. If you still can't find them, perhaps the file system they are in is not mounted, in which case, you can find the partition containing them with Applications/System Tools/Hardware Browser, and mount the missing file system via the mount command.
Old 01-16-2005, 05:26 AM   #3
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