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Old 11-13-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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I renamed my linux root name, but now can not use su


Ok,

I didn't know that I should have changed the sudoers file to complete the process of changing my computer root name...

I changed passwd and shadow but not sudoers file.... Now I can not log in a sudo su.... I now don't have root permission to anything...

Please help
 
Old 11-13-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Your threads title and content do not make that clear what you actually did. In any case you should never rename the root account as the system depends (partially configurable, partially hardcoded) on it. And if you feel compelled to mess with things at least try to understand what you're going to mess with before you're doing it. Please fill in your distribution details in your User control panel, boot your distributions installer CD (or a Live CD) in repair mode, get a shell and then restore things.
 
  


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