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jdruin 12-06-2003 10:55 AM

Cannot su root on fresh install on RH9
 
I cannot su root on RH9. Just installed last night. Basically it goes like this:

>> su root
>> password
>> <I enter my pasword here>
<RH just hangs forever on this blank line just below passwrd entry>


Any suggestions??? I have shadow passwords installed BTW.

twilli227 12-06-2003 11:03 AM

Try this:
su -
password

jdruin 12-08-2003 12:49 PM

Just to be clear, is that 'su' followed by a hyphen?

chup 12-08-2003 01:14 PM

yes.
Code:

su -

jdruin 12-09-2003 02:37 PM

Thanks all. For anyone else reading this:

su -

worked. Could someone tell me why this worked? I would like to understand what happened.


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