The Fedora Core installation DVD—or disc 1 of the CD set—can be used to boot into a rescue mode, which lets you access a Fedora system installed on a hard disk without booting from that hard disk. This can be used to recover from many types of system failure or badly misconfigured startup scripts.
Inset your Fedora installation disc (DVD or CD 1) into the system and boot from it. At the boot prompt, enter:
Figure 10-26. Network interface question
If you want to be able to transfer files to and from the system (for example, to back up critical data), answer Yes; otherwise, answer No. If you answer Yes, the standard network configuration dialog will appear, enabling you to select DHCP network configuration or manually enter the network details.
Figure 10-27 shows the next screen, which offers to mount your hard disk directories for you. If you need to access files on your hard disk, select Continue; if you need to access files on your hard disk but want to avoid the possibility of damaging any files, select Read-Only; and if you do not want to mount the hard disk filesystems (for example, because you want to work on the filesystems first, resizing ...