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Old 10-17-2002, 03:58 AM   #1
lukeorun
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Unhappy su wont work, cant "su root" as a normal user


//lukeorun@luke:~$ su root
//Password:
//su: Authentication failure
//Sorry.

i used to be ably to do this when i ssh:a to my computer but now it wont work.

i did a huge misstake a couple of days ago, and change ownerships of some files when i was root, after that the normal user cant use the command "su"
 
Old 10-17-2002, 04:01 AM   #2
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i have tried to restore ownership of my files but it still wont work
 
Old 10-17-2002, 04:27 AM   #3
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Use sudo!
 
Old 10-17-2002, 04:35 AM   #4
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i dont have it, i run linux debian, command not found
 
Old 10-17-2002, 07:24 AM   #5
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Compile it or install the package.
 
Old 10-17-2002, 07:25 AM   #6
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http://packages.debian.org/stable/admin/sudo.html
load that
then to run command as root either add yourself to /etc/sudoers or type:

sudo commandtorunasroot
 
  


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