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Old 04-29-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Whats happened in my Mandriva?I cant get in!!

Hello..I have got a strange problem...
I was using Mandriva (2009 Gnome) when the windows went a bit odd,the multi-desktop thingie stopped working and then everything froze.Nothing could unfreeze it,I couldnt force quit....

Anyhows,after leaving it for half an hour,nothing had happened and I had to use the horrible reset button...

Now it wont let me back into Mandriva at all,I can only use the XP partition (Im dual Booting) or use the live CD..

It tells me there is a file error in Linux and I must enter a password or Ctrl D to reboot.It will not let me enter anything....

Has anyone any idea why, and how can I get to my files??There are not many I havent backed up yet,but there are a few...

Please Please help...

Old 04-29-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this is the same problem but check out this thread.
Old 04-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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Couldnt seem to make any sense of that at all...

Getting a bit stressed now as cant seem to find my files anywhere,even if I try through XP...

Is there any way I can recover my files from the live cd,and then do another total install???


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Old 04-29-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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Which live CD do you have (If you don't have one I recommend DSL as its my fav)

Assuming you are using the mandriva live CD you should be able to to just plug in a USB HDD and it should automount. Then either use your file manager to copy over from /home/[username]

or use
cp -r [mount point of mandriva disk]/home/[username] media/[myHDD]/home


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