Fedora doesn't boot anymore, so I need to make a backup of my data before running boot-repair. The thing is: I can't acess my fedora-personal files from boot-repair as I don't have permission. How can I make a backup of them then?


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From your live CD, try to log in as root in order to copy the data. Or use su/sudo su in a terminal window.

  • sudo did the trick, thanks. Unlike su, it doesn't ask for a password on boot-repair.
    Sep 29, 2016 at 11:54

Boot from a live CD and mount the HD where you have the data to copy it to an external HD.

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