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Old 03-02-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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cant su to root!


Hi,

Just done a stage2 of gentoo 2004.3. Went great! The only problem is that I currently cannot login as root from a normal user. I get:

# su -
Password:
su: Permission denied
Sorry.
#

I can login directly to root, by doing a <CTRL><ALT><F2> and going in as root. But if I am logged in as a normal user, I can't login as root.

Any ideas?

Jamie
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #2
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Is your user in the wheel group? Like BSD, Gentoo only allows user switching if you are in the wheel group by default.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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try:

#login root

then type in your password.
this is from a console right?
 
Old 03-02-2005, 01:42 PM   #4
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Thanks! Worked great!

And thanks for quick reply as well!

Jamie
 
  


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