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    Question Retrieve files from CentOS live boot CD


    Hello,

    Sorry I am new here and am not familiar with computers at all.

    Not even sure if this is the right place to be posting this question but if someone happens to know can they please reply? Thanks

    Anyway, I was using a trial version of WinXP Home. I kept my computer/account on after the trial was over so I could get some use out of it. So today my power went out and now I am unable to log in.

    I planned on backing up all my files but I didn't get around to it. So anyway I can't access the files now and I'm using this CentOS live boot disk my friend gave me a long time ago so I can use the internet. I want to reformat my computer with like a Win2k or something I have lying around but I need my files. Is there any way I can retrieve these files through the boot disk and then burning them on this?

    Someone please help. Again sorry if on wrong forum.

    Thank you.

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    You can mount partitions and copy data to another disk or burn to CD.
    Boot up from CentOS CD, open Terminal/Konsole and execute this
    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l
    df -h
    Post output here.
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    See, I have no idea what that means. I see something called "Terminal" and I opened it, it's like a notepad type thing. I typed in your code and only "su - " will show up and it asks for a password.

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    Hit Enter key at password prompt. Its for gaining root privileges. Execute other commands after that.
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    "[centos@centos-live centos]$ su -
    Password:
    su: incorrect password
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ fdisk -l
    bash: fdisk: command not found
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/ram0 16M 5.4M 11M 35% /
    /dev/hdd 679M 679M 0 100% /media/cdrom
    none 223M 157M 67M 71% /var
    /dev/loop0 30M 30M 0 100% /centos-live
    /dev/loop1 631M 631M 0 100% /usr
    none 235M 136K 235M 1% /dev
    none 235M 0 235M 0% /dev/shm
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ "

    that's what it says.. what do i do now?

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    Execute this
    Code:
    su -
    /sbin/fdisk -l
    I want to check Partition Structure of your disk.
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    [centos@centos-live centos]$ su -
    Password:
    su: incorrect password
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ /sbin/
    bash: /sbin/: is a directory
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ fdisk -l

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    It was a typo. Sorry!
    Its
    Code:
    /sbin/fdisk -l
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    [centos@centos-live centos]$ su -
    Password:
    su: incorrect password
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ [centos@centos-live centos]$ /sbin/fdisk -l
    bash: [centos@centos-live: command not found
    [centos@centos-live centos]$ [centos@centos-live centos]$
    bash: [centos@centos-live: command not found
    [centos@centos-live centos]$
    [centos@centos-live centos]$

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    CenOS is not accepting Enter key as root password. Can you download any other LiveCD? Knoppix or Slax would be best option.
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