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  1. I tried to get into the single user mode but received a peculiar error message. I did not manage to try a "yum update" to solve it. However, it gave me the idea of trying a newer live os usb key and that seemed to do the trick. I loaded the latest Fedora 13 Live and it had no problem reading the files. I entered the exact same original encryption key and it read the files as expected.
  2. I am in dire need of help again. After doing the latest updates on my Eee1000 Fedora13 netbook, I get the usual screen that asks for my /home directory password: /home is password protected but my password is not accepted. I can not get past this stage of boot up and yes, I am typing the correct password. I booted up a live version on a USB drive and tried to read the directory but failed. As expected, I was prompted for the password, entered it and access was still denied. the message in the error window says: [b]Unable to mount location[/b] Error unlocking device:
  3. Thanks a lot guys for the help. You helped me get thins working again!
  4. Here are screenshots. I figure it might help to show my router settings too:
  5. I have no idea wjhere to start trouble shooting my problem. My wireless card is able to detect wireless signals but I can not connect to them. I get a pop up window that asks me to enter the security passkey. I am sure I am entering the right one, I double checked the router security settings through a wired connection. However, the icon whirls around for a few seconds and then gives me the same pop up window again asking for the passkey. I can not connect to open networks either. I am using Fedora 13 and this developed after recent updates from about two weeks ago.
  6. I am not sure how to ask or even what to ask. I imagine there might be many ways to accomplish this. What I want is to be able to restore my linux installation from a USB key. I am not concerned about backing up my /home directory. I am only concerned with reproducing my software and drivers as they are currently set up now on my computer. To best illustrate my aim, I guess what I want is what live-usb-creator can do: install my set up to hard drive. Is this possible? I am using fedora 13 with an Eee1000 solid state. My partitioning is thus: first drive: /bo
  7. installed a multimedia Fedora13 remix on his Eee1000 book!

  8. Thanks a million. Now I can get them! I feel soooooo much like an idiot when the solution is generally simple!
  9. I have files on a hard drive and I can not access them. I need help backing up the files from a hard drive. They are on a hard drive that was in my old fedora10 box. [ After booting, that computer freezes forever at the Fedora icon. So, I have taken the hard drive out and connected to an external enclosure. ] I want to access the files from an other computer via the enclosure. It seems like the files are in a logical volume: /dev/sdc2 --> as determined by gparted but I can not see them. What should I do to access the data on this hard drive?
  10. First of all, I am a linux noob and my opinion is that you should not change a thing except for consolidating the FAQs. Everything else, keep the same. Ever since I joined, I have always found everybody here EXTREMELY helpful, moreso than anywhere else.
  11. Yes, pressing Alt+Tab reveals the minimized windows for me. That is the solution. Thanks!
  12. I am not sure whether this is an issue with GNome moreso than with Fedora. Every time I minimize a window on my desktop, it becomes hidden away from view -- shrinking down into the bottom right corner. I can not reach them with my mouse cursor. How can I correct this problem? This happened immediately after I removed my bottom panel. Previously, the minimized windows would be accessible in my bottom panel.
  13. My Fedora installation no longer detects automatic wireless networks. A little network icon appears in the notification area and usually a drop-down list indicates all of the available wireless access points. Now, none of that appears. The only thing that appears now is "Wired Network" greyed out in the drop-down menu. If I plug in an ethernet cable, it detects it automatically. I am a little lost on how where to go from here. ETA: Solved with Fn + F2 keys.
  14. Yes. After pressing CtrlAltF1 I am at a terminal prompt. What should I do from here?
  15. No. This is not after a clean install. CAVEAT: To be honest, my wife uses this computer and I can not be sure what happened. The GRUB menu does have an "Upgrade to Sulphur" as a second selection. Maybe she accidentally pressed it on a boot up without knowing. Uhmm..... I do not know how to do that. How would I check?
  16. After boot up, I can not get to the user login screen. I am stuck with the arrow cursor and Fedora spinner graphic in the middle of the screen. This spins for about 5 seconds, the screen goes black and then the arrow+spinner pops up again for an other 5 seconds. This repeats forever. Any thoughts on how to resolve this?
  17. Hmm.... well, you see..... that is what I do not know. Good idea! Here they are:
  18. For that second number, how do I determine which partition I should be using?
  19. I have a dual boot with Windows XP on one single hard-drive. I have just updated Fedora 8 to 9 and my problem is similar to this: However, I am a few steps behind: I do not know what device to enter after root (?,?) -- how do I determine that?
  20. How do I convert a bootable CD/DVD (i.e., the disks that come with various linux magazines) into a bootable USBkey -- to install on a laptop that does not have an optical drive?
  21. Thanks a lot! That did it. [i guess I should be learning to do more in text mode, right?]
  22. I need more help! I buggered up my xorg.conf settings and now the display just freezes. Luckily, I save my last working settings as a xorg.conf.backup file but I have trouble accessing it. I just want to switch my file back. I am using a PCLinuxOS live cd logged in as root to access my computer but I can not locate my computer's /etc/X11/ directory. It seems like all I get are links to etc/ directory of the PCLinuxOS live installation. What might I be doing wrong? or what might be preventing me from accessing it? My hard-drive installation uses logical volumes.
  23. That did it. Thanks again! You would figure I should have learned the first time around! Oh, well. I am slowly get it.
  24. I have a new wide screen LCD monitor and it works fine. However, the extra width just means my display is stretched out. I want more workable space. How do I go about tackling that? It is a Samsung SyncMaster 920NW monitor and I am using the Fedora 8 distribution.
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