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Re: HELP! can't become root

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 12:12:52PM -0700, tom arnall wrote:
> I got impatient with an aumix error and did 'chmod -R /dev' (and ctl-C'ed out 
> of it after ~3 min's.) now I can't become root. Some examples:
> 	kloro@debian:/bin$ sudo /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver/snddevices
> 	sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0777, should be 0440
> 	kloro@debian:/bin$ su
> 	Password:
> 	setgid: Operation not permitted
> 	kloro@debian:/bin$
> When I try to log in as root on a pseudo terminal, I get:
> 	setgid: operation not permitted
> I can log in as myself.
> Also, is there other damage that i might have done with the 'chmod'?

You'd have to know what files got altered.  For example, you say you
chmoded /dev.  Then how did /etc/sudoers get changed?

Can you boot single-user mode and login as root?

Do you have good backups of your data?


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