[Novalug] permission problem??
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Fri Sep 19 16:56:38 EDT 2008
On Fri, 19 Sep 2008, Megan Larko wrote:
> Take back the box. Any box to which you have physical access
> is yours!
Well, so I thought, too.
>> Is there some way, short of wiping the whole hard drive
>> and doing a fresh install, to convert it into something like
>> a normal desktop?? Preferably all in one fell swoop??
> Enter the command "passwd". This will change the root password
> for you. A reinstallation not required.
Been there, done that, although not quite that way. Root
is me, with my password. And things like system-config-services,
which require root authentication, get it; but it still refuses
to let me (logged in as btth, authenticated to s-c-s as root) do
things like starting the hal-daemon. If I try to do usermount, I
get a message saying "There are no filesystems which you are
allowed to mount or unmount. Contact your administrator."
I tried going into system-config-users, and adding btth
(temporarily, very temporarily) to root's group. Even that didn't
do the trick.
Beartooth of Bear's End, Squirreler, Historian of Tongues
What do they know of country, who only country know?
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