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Old 03-03-2016, 06:48 PM   #1
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I have an old laptop[8yrs] and I have tried to operate a Fedora 16 program alas I have no idea what my root ID is or my passwords. need to


I operate a laptop with Fed 16....I've not used it for 3 yrs..I need to recover my root ID and password....
 
Old 03-03-2016, 07:10 PM   #2
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First of all the usual reminder that F16 is way out of date, the most recent is F23 and F24 comes out shortly. Can you back up your home directory and install the latest?

There is a link to the Fedora project here but it is a bit out of date:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t..._root_password

Good luck
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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Hi.

You could run a new .iso live, recover your data and reinstall?
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:53 PM   #4
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the changes from 16 to 23 or 24 are SO great that really none of the settings in your fedora 16 home folder will work in 23


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I need to recover my root ID and password....
do to forum rules i can not go into too much detail

boot into "single user mode" and reset it
( unless you password protected the boot partition )

then use the install CD ( disk1 of 4) and boot into rescue mode and change it
 
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:42 PM   #5
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If you haven't used it for 3 years then the data you have on there probably isn't that important to you. I agree with the others, do a new install of the newest version.
 
Old 03-10-2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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Thanks timl...jamison20000e...johnvv and offgridguy....I spent at least 5hrs trying to work it...I gave up and considered the program obsolete as you've stated...And will down load Fed 23 when I top up my wi-fi Gb quota......Thanks heaps guys
 
Old 03-10-2016, 05:08 PM   #7
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This maybe retentive: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post5512875
 
  


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