Subject: Re: Group required for su
To: Marc St-Jean <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 11/18/1994 17:42:30
> The problem I'm having is that I can't su to root . It says I'm in the wrong
> group. If I run groups
> it says I'm in wheel. My home account dir and everything I create says
> wheel. The man pages
> for su say you have to be in wheel. Anyone know what I'm missing?

This should be in the FAQ, probably.  You not only have to be implicitly
in the wheel group (your primary group probably should not be wheel,
anyway), but you must also have your login ID on the wheel line in
/etc/group, like so:

> By the way, if I run halt, the machine shuts down. Is this the proper way to
> shutdown so you
> don't need to reboot to the Mac OS in order to shutdown?

	shutdown -r
	shutdown -h
are the (most ;-) correct ways to reboot or halt the system from multi-user
mode.  See the man page for shutdown for more info.


Allen Briggs - end killing - ** MacBSD == NetBSD/Mac **