Re: HELP! can't become root
On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 08:06:56PM -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:
> i've been running the system for the last couple of days. the only visible
> problems are:
> the font stinks for firefox.
> i can't become root, not even in single-user mode, but i can 'sudo' all i want.
> is it possible i could fix the two problems without having to reinstall?
Can you "sudo chmod" to repair your permissions damage? I can send
you an output from "find /dev -ls" if you don't have another machine
to compare against.
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