View Full Version : file system error...HELP

17th May 2007, 10:37 AM
yesterday I couldn't start fedora anymore. there is some problem in file system. but I can use rescue cd to boot and I can see my home folder. before I want to try saving my installation I would like to copy my data to usb harddrive or somewhere else. when I plug memory stick or usb harddrive to usb port I get nothing. so what is the easiest way to copy my files?

17th May 2007, 02:24 PM
Can you post what the error is, it may be fixable. Have you installed a recent kernel by any chance?

Sometimes it's down to selinux and you can append 'selinux=0' to the kernel parameters in grub (hit 'a' at the grub prompt) (also edit /etc/sysconfig/selinux and set SELINUX=disabled)

Another thing to try is editing /etc/fstab and change the two numbers at the end of the line for the root filesystem to "0 0", this will prevent fsck running at bootup

17th May 2007, 07:34 PM
thanks Sideways but I really want to save my files first. Ones I have lost my files because I tried first to save hole system but I don't wana mkae that mistake again :) so how can I copy my files when I use rescuecd?

17th May 2007, 09:01 PM
Looks like rescue mode isn't recognizing you usb devices.
Normally when you plug the usb stick in it would be called something like /dev/sdb, and you could mount it by typing

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
(assuming you've created mount poiint /mnt/usb ( mkdir /mnt/usb )

Can you boot into single user mode? (hit 'a' at the grub prompt and add 1 to the kernel line)
This will use your current kernel and should recognize the usb devices (plug them in before you boot up)