/sbin/service crond unable to start - gives permission error on /usr/sbin/crond
I am running Fedora Core 8 and am unable to start cron through the service command. When I do '/sbin/service start crond' as root, I get a message /usr/sbin/crond: permission denied
If I type /usr/sbin/crond as root, then this turns cron service on which is great. I however get a problem when the box reboots and starts cron while booting. The scripts running on crontab then start giving permission errors on sendmail and mutt and people who are supposed to get notification do not get anything.
Does anyone have any clues on what the problem might be? Thanks.