Re: Switching to Fedora KDE from Kubuntu
For the sake of simplicity, if possible, use an external HDD for salvaging files, and use PuppyLinux LiveCD to boot the broken system. IN Puppy, (which is always root) move the files you need to save onto the external HDD, then -- after unmounting and physically disconnecting the external HDD -- use Gparted in/from Puppy to configure your partitions as you please, and then shut down, boot from the fedora LiveCD, install to the empty space you created in Puppy, and after everything is installed, boot into the newly installed system, mount the external HDD, and as root,
move copy your old files back where you want them.
When you're finished, be sure to re-set the file ownership and permissions.