On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 07:42:17PM +0100, Remko Lodder wrote:
> Jez Hancock wrote:
> >On Sat, Mar 20, 2004 at 12:37:37PM -0500, Kevin Coles wrote:
> >
> >>I am using freebsd 5.2, which I have installed recently. I cannot seem 
> >>to su to root while using my normal account.
> >>All I get is a message saying "Sorry." Can anyone help?
> >
> >
> >Try resetting the root password perhaps?  See here:
> >
> >http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/admin.html#FORGOT-ROOT-PW
> >
> Don't even think about that yet.. Read the reply from Matthew Seaman and 
> mine first, if you can't become root after that, you might start 
> considering it...

Well my thinking was that the user must already in the wheel group
otherwise the error would have been:

su: you are not in the correct group (wheel) to su root.

and not:


Maybe I was jumping to conclusions though :P

Jez Hancock
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