Subject: Re: How to su root?
To: Michael Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Colin Wood <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/1997 12:36:33
> I'm currently confused because I just learned how to set up a new account
> for myself and now I want to su to root. When I set up my account I put
> myself in the group `wheel' [:0:] in /etc/groups. But everytime I log on as
> myself and give the command su, I get the message. "you are not in the
> correct group to su root."
> Yet when I give the command, Groups, I am told that I _am_ in the group `wheel'.
> I must be missing something here. I've looked in my books and various faq's
> and on-line sources but according to them I am doing everything correctly.
> I tried to su toor, also, but no go there either.
> If anyone has any suggestions I would be appreciative.
I'd try putting yourself in group 'wheel' in the passwd file (using vipw,
of course). That will make your primary group 'wheel', and I think that
su should recognize you then.
I hope this helps.
Colin Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant Rice University
Information Technology Services Houston, TX