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Old 06-22-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Can't su root


AAAHHHH!!!!

Ok, this is bad.

This is what I get when I try to su root: su: cannot set groups: operation not permitted.

When I try to access the Mandrake Control Panel, it tells me I have insufficient rights, when before it asked me for a password.

I can't log in as root either because Mandrake 9.1 gives a list at boot, and root isn't on it. Just my user.

Please help, because I don't want to have to reinstall (if I could do that without losing my data and setting however, that's another question )

Cheers!

jack.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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When you see the login screen, please press ctrl+alt+f1. You should get a text mode login. Try to log in as root. Does it work?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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Have you checked this post?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=24055
 
Old 06-23-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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Well, if you use KDE, you should perhaps use "kdesu /program/to/run". SuSE 8.1 does'nt take su either.
 
  


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