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andmar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:21 am    Post subject: su root fails Reply with quote

Hi!

I have created a new user with adduser, and
would like to change to root in a shell, when running
as this user.
Doing $su root gives me
su: Permission denied
Sorry.
The password is correct, I can login as root from
the Login Menu.

Thanks.
Martin.
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rac
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

May I assume you have read the FAQ, specifically the question "Why can't a user su to root?"
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may not assume this :oops:
I'm sorry I posted before reading the FAQ.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rac wrote:
May I assume you have read the FAQ, specifically the question "Why can't a user su to root?"
That was good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rac wrote:
May I assume you have read the FAQ, specifically the question "Why can't a user su to root?"


High quality! Though, I would have incldued a link...
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tyreth
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

delta407 wrote:
rac wrote:
May I assume you have read the FAQ, specifically the question "Why can't a user su to root?"


High quality! Though, I would have incldued a link...


Nah, make them work for the knowledge :) Then they'll be able to navigate to the faq in the future.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As described in http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/faq.xml you need to add your user to the wheel group.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2002 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be worth adding the FAQ as a "sticky" thread at the top of every forum so that we can direct people internally to it and plus people will read it before they post :)

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