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


On Wed, 2 Jul 2008, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> 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?

It has the same permissions as my other boxes:

-r-sr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  15519 Feb 21 14:17 /usr/bin/su


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