I work with a computer that has dual-boot and one disk that has been partitioned (in two, I believe). Login by default is Windows XP, but I can choose Fedora.
Today, login with Fedora did not work, and I stumbled upon a "Avahi daemon failed" message, after an "apparently normal" shutdown yesterday. Problem is very similar to this one described here : http://giuliopepe.blogspot.com/2009/...ring-boot.html
I have found a few solutions, notably on this forum, but I can`t seem to make it work because of the dual boot.
One solution was to open the computer with a ubuntu CD. I did this, but problem is I only see the Windows partition, not the Linux partition.
Various solutions turn around freeing space (lack of space is known for crushing the avahi daemon) or turning avahi daemon off, but I can`t type those commands with the dual boot. Before Fedora kicks in, I have only access to a limited number of commands (GRUB menu), and after Fedora kicks in and fails, I get at some point a command line that starts with local loginhost but whatever I write, the computer does not react.
I have an extremely important deadline for Monday. Actually, if I could have access to the files, and copy it to an external disk, I would be fine.
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I downloaded the Fedora CD Live, and was able to download the files from the terminal to an external disk, before all things break loose!!
Thanks Stevea. i sure will give it a try.