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Old 08-31-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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modprobe fatal could not load lib/modules....

dear friends,

i have 3 hard disks. one disk for windows, two in fedora core 4 . one is running and one is not which i only use as a a slave drive. i upgraded fc4 in the working disk to fedora core 5 by disabling the two other disks. i did this by removing the cables from them.

prior to upgrade i run fedora core 4 by booting in the concerned disk through BIOS boot selection. if ever i choose to start in windows i just select the other disk in windows in BIOS boot up. the other disk in fedora has a grub error. but i didn't mind because i'm only using it as a slave disk which i can access through fedora core 4 in the other disk. the windows OS is working fine too in this manner.

i successfully ugraded to fc5. but when i connected the hardisks and booted to fc5, the welcome fedora text showed up but just a little while the message modprobe fatal could not load lib/modules.... appeared so fast that i could not catch up with it followed with a blank black screen with letter X in the middle. nothing happened next except that it hung.

i removed the cable from the other non-working fedora core 4 disk and boot up again in fedora core 5. all went fine with all the splendid FC5 new features in display. from this i concluded that the other fedora core 4 disk is the problem. i have important data in the said disk to retrieve. how could i possibly recover the data and make fedora core 5 running with the three disks connected.

thanks for any help.

Old 09-01-2006, 04:34 AM   #2
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I was not able to follow your discussion of your disk configuration (which disk is connected to what) or how you (apparently) were using your BIOS settings to chose which OS to boot. (This might partly be due to my never having seen BIOS options like yours.) If you can explain this to me where I can understand it, maybe I can help you recover your data from within FC5. Or maybe not.

Another option would be to see if you could boot into a live CD (for example Knoppix or Damn Small Linux) with both disks connected. If so, you might be able to mount the relevant partitions while running the live CD, and copy the data over.

Good luck.

Post back if you can explain further or have questions.
Old 09-13-2006, 12:36 AM   #3
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got it. thanks for your advice. i was able to connect my three hardrives and view it visibly through knoppix 5.0. i moved my files from hdb3 to hda3 by mounting the latter with -w (read/write) switch. that is as root # mount -w /media/hda3 and #cp -frv /media/hdb3/home/folders to be copied /media/hda3 .

through qtpart of knoppix i was also able to modify partitions and make hdb3 another ext3 file repository.

thanks again.


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