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asked 2018-09-30 11:51:58 -0500

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I got this old Dell computer and it has the Fedora Core 6 system OS installed on it. Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about Fadora. I’ve scoured the web, but cannot find anything to answer my questions.

Here’s what I do know: • I’m running Fadora Core 6 • I didn’t have to configure any settings when I boot it up • It’s already configured to someone else’s account, but I don’t know who or how to reset it • At the bottom right, it has a web address that doesn’t go anywhere, along with the incorrect date and time. • I cannot log into my (newly made) account from this screen.

Here’s what I’m looking for: • How to log into an account (Whether it be through my own or the one already on here, I don’t care, but I want to be able to check this out)

It would be wonderful if I could log into the account already on here, but as far as I know, I cannot do that without their information. Also, I’ve gathered that I may have to completely reset the computer OS in order to log into my own account because I don’t know the “root password” either. (I also don’t have a “live CD” or any external resource.)

If anyone can help me with this, with specific instructions (as I’ve never used Fedora before, let alone a version this old), it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!

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Fedora 6 is way beyond end of life and you are by far better off with a fresh install.

Panther gravatar imagePanther ( 2018-09-30 12:01:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-30 11:59:51 -0500

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updated 2018-09-30 13:32:53 -0500

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Well first, when you have a chance update that machine since Fedora Core 6 is obsolete. What you need to do is to reboot the machine and on the list of kernels press E key so it will open edit screen there you should go to the line that say linux and add the word single at the end, then on that screen should be instructions on how to boot with that modification when boot you will login in single mode there you can change the root password. You can also follow this method it should work on Fedora Core 6 Good Luck+enter code here

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I will try this, but one thing... What is the list of Kernels?

fedoracomp gravatar imagefedoracomp ( 2018-09-30 12:07:32 -0500 )edit

Okay, I may/may not have gotten there. It’s a blue screen, but I don’t see anything that says Linux. It says

Fedora Core (

Fedora Core (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6)

And that’s it. If it helps, outside the box it says

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 521668K upper memory)

When I click on each one, I don’t see anything that says Linux. Each has a root, kernel, and initrd command(?).

fedoracomp gravatar imagefedoracomp ( 2018-09-30 12:23:31 -0500 )edit

Fixed the url for you.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-09-30 13:33:21 -0500 )edit

Fedora Core 6 was released/in use 2006/07. Best case scenario, this machine is an early Intel Core. The latest version of Fedora (without lots of tweaking) will probably run like a slug. How about some machine specs? "GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 521668K upper memory)" so 512MB RAM? Just go here:

suspiciousmilk gravatar imagesuspiciousmilk ( 2018-09-30 18:58:39 -0500 )edit

When booting the machine press left control key so it list the kernel if it goes to the blue screen means it when right to boot

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2018-10-01 13:28:49 -0500 )edit

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