Subject: Re: User ID Problems
To: Ola Eric Olsson <oeolsson@CERF.NET>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/12/1996 11:31:05
On Fri, 12 Jan 1996 07:03:35 -0800 (PST) 
 Ola Eric Olsson <oeolsson@CERF.NET> wrote:

 > I had NetBSD v1.1 and X11R6 running on my Amiga. I seem to have shot 
 > myself in the foot somehow. I altered my login stuff to create a user ID 
 > for myself rather than logging in as root. I can now login but I can't 
 > issue the 'su' command to gain permissions to alter my parameters; I'm 
 > told that I'm not part of the correct group. It seems to be a catch-22
 > situation. I plan on buying the O'Reilly System Administrator's Guide 
 > which might guide me in the right direction. In the 
 > mean time does anyone have suggestions as to what I should do to gain 
 > access to system again.

You need to put yourself in group wheel.  You can no longer log in as 
root?  You could certainly boot into single-user mode and alter 
/etc/group and add yourself to wheel that way...

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