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Re: can't su, but I can log in as root

Al - image hosting services wrote:

> I just did an install of 4.0 on a PIII. It will not boot from my live CD
> or any of the newer CDs. It did boot from the 2.0.2, since it was booted I
> setup the drives. I then netbooted and did: pax -v -X -rw -pe / /mnt
> It seemed to work fine, except I can't su to root. Yet, I can log in as
> root from its own terminal. It looks like I will need to do a fresh
> install (probably manually), unless someone has a better idea.

When you say "can't su to root", can you include any error messages you
might get when you try?  Otherwise it's a lot of guesswork to even work
out where to begin to know why it didn't work.


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