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Old 03-20-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
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permissions mistake


So I thought I was user avan in my home directory... I was actually root in the root directory (wrong xterm). I entered chmod -R 777 * and hit enter. I now can't login as root, and get all sorts of errors on boot. Suggestions?
thanks in advance

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Old 03-20-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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boot from a floppy or CD, mount the partition, and rechange the permissions back to 755.
normal umask.
 
  


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