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Old 06-10-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
CJ_Grobler
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Hi

How can I give my normal user login superuser permissions?

Another quick one:

What I did last night was logging into to root with su and

chmod 777 -R /usr/themes

but accidentally entered

chmod 777 -R /

now I get an error when using su

"Cannot create group, permission denied"

how can I fix this?

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Old 06-10-2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: Superuser

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Originally posted by CJ_Grobler
Hi

How can I give my normal user login superuser permissions?

Another quick one:

What I did last night was logging into to root with su and

chmod 777 -R /usr/themes

but accidentally entered

chmod 777 -R /

now I get an error when using su

"Cannot create group, permission denied"

how can I fix this?
1. use the "sudo" utility: set up sudo using visudo, then run an application like this:
Code:
sudo [application name]
2. reinstall.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 02:00 PM   #3
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Well there is an easier way although I am not too sure abuot the permissions:

When you typed in:
chmod 777 -R /

Type:
chmod 700 / (<--I'm not sure what the root perm's are sorry)

You should now type in:
chmod 777 -R /usr/themes

It should undo your last command and accomplish what you are trying to do.

--Abid Kazmi

Last edited by securehack; 06-10-2005 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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reinstall
 
Old 06-10-2005, 10:25 PM   #5
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BTW, that typo you gave is exactly why you shouldn't make your normal user a superuser. One little typo can hose your system as the superuser, but not as a normal user (you can still, of course, hose your data). As others have suggested, use sudo to gain root priviliges. As for your problem, if you're using a distro with a package manager that track permissions, you can "fix" the perms to everything by basically reinstallinmg all the RPMs. An easy way to do this is to use your boot CD and do an upgrade, which willreinstall all the RPMs. You may still lose some customizations though.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 01:47 AM   #6
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thanx to all,

ill be sure try everything.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 01:52 PM   #7
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Yes, and post what works and what doesn't.

Thanks,

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-13-2005, 10:35 PM   #8
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I login as root and have never jacked up my system. I dunno if this will work for you, but you could try it, I guess. Sorry if this doesn't help.

sincerely,

slackwarebilly ><>
 
  


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