On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:01:22PM -0500, Derek Ragona wrote: > Jesse Sheidlower wrote: > >My helper did successfully log in as root over the console, > >and rebooted the server. However, all of my above problems are > >still the case: I cannot log in as root over ssh (OK, you > >addressed this), or by logging in as a regular user and doing > >a "login root"; and I cannot su to root even though I'm in the > >wheel group. > > > >When this is up and running I won't allow root logins at all, > >but my issue right now is that I'm not at the console and need > >to actually install things on the machine (sudo, for > >example...). So aside from being on the console, how _can_ I > >get this access on the machine? > > > >Thanks again. > > > >Jesse Sheidlower > > Are you logging in as a regular user then trying to su to root? If you > are, what error are you getting? > > When you first login type: > id > and verify you are in the wheel group.
I had done this, but I just discovered the problem: I was trying to su to root using the _user's_ password, not the _root_ password. I don't normally use su, I use sudo. But now that I can in fact get to root this way, I'm on my way. Thanks very much. Jesse Sheidlower _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"