On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 4:05 PM, Harry Putnam <rea...@newsguy.com> wrote:
> I've just completed getting gentoo booted as guest in vbox vm.
> I'm having a peculiar problem. I cannot call `su -' or `su root' and
> login as root.
> I can still get to root by `ssh root@localhost' having set up
> /etc/sshd_config while still chrooted during install.
> Still no getting to root by way of `su -' or `su root'
> I just get the `Permission denied' message.
> I've never had this happen before over many installs of various linux
> I did try ssh root@localhost and then resetting root passwd while
> logged in as root, but still no getting to root by `su -'.
Add the su-ing user to the "wheel" group (because of "auth required
pam_wheel.so" in "/etc/pam.d/su").