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Old 12-06-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
jdruin
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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.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 11:03 AM   #2
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Try this:
su -
password
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
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Just to be clear, is that 'su' followed by a hyphen?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:14 PM   #4
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yes.
Code:
su -
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:37 PM   #5
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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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