Fedora 17 "BIG CRASH"
On Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:05:25 -0400, Jim wrote:
> Fedora 17 Crashed big Time, I installed Fedora for a friend and Three
> days later it Crashed.
> Ai Boot startup it would Stop at Rescue Grub. After further
> investigation I found that label for / and /home Partitions had neen
> changedf to "UNKNOWN" .
That's not much information, unfortunately. What "label" do you refer to?
F17 by default does not use labels for mounting, but UUIDs.
> I'm very concern about the /home partition that has some very important
> data that needs to be retrieved .
Access to a partition is independent of any label.
> I always setup my Fedora Boxes with a / /home swap , three
> partitions , that way I can do a next version of fedora fresh install
> on / and Users data will be left untouched by not Formatting the /home
> THE BIG QUESTION HERE IS, Can i do a fresh install by puting the labels
> back to / and /home from "UNKNOWN" and Save the Users Data in
> /home Or can I assume that the Users Data is LOST !!
One thing for certain, if you can still identify the partitions by their
device name, volume name, or UUID, you can reinstall and reuse the old
/home, *provided that* you just reuse it and don't format it during
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) - Linux 3.4.4-3.fc17.x86_64
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