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Re: can't make 'su -'

On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 08:05:32PM +0200, erasmo perez wrote:
> hi *,
> i made a mistake changing the owner for all the /bin subdirectory (i
> changed it for the user1 instead of root) and now i can't log as user1
> neither i can make su - logged as user2. when i type 'su -' i get the
> message:
> su: cannot set groups: Operation not permited
> does any knows how to log as root inside a telnet (without rebooting the
> server)? or how can i get around this problem?
> thank's every one.

It seems you've changed the permissions to su, it requires suid root, and sounds
like you lost them. Most likely you will have to login as root on the console, or
reboot to single user.


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