Re: HELP! can't become root
tom arnall wrote the following on 03.10.2007 21:12
> 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
> setgid: Operation not permitted
> 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'?
> tom arnall
i suggest you to reinstall. It´s not worth the hassle.
What you did is:
chmod -R /dev 777 as it seems
where inside /dev is your whole system ( e.g. /dev/hda1)