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

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 10:41:39PM -0700, Al - image hosting services wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

I don't know the flags for pax but could it be that you didn't preserve
permissions when installing NetBSD?  ie., /usr/bin/su is not setuid-root?


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