my fedora core 4 was working fine untill a few nights ago. Now when I turn on the computer it gives the following error right after it says
"INIT: version 2.85 booting"
"awk: fatal: Unmatched ( or \(: /( <a whole bunch of crap>)"
and then :
"Setting default font (latarcyrheb-sun16): /bin/unicode_start: line 15: 510 Segmentation fault kbd_mode -u
loadkeys: error while loading shared libraries:"
then it keeps on displaying similar errors with a whole lot of Segmentation faults and error while loading shared libraries
it still boots all the way to the desktop but my hostname has changed to "none" and commands like "ls" don't work anymore. Also I can't switch to root as the password I had doesn't work anymore.
Please help, I installed quite a few things and I would like not to reinstall?