Re: unable to su - to root or to any user on FC3

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On Sat, 2006-07-15 at 18:38 +0530, Ankush Grover wrote:
> hey friends,
> 
>  I ran short of space on my server FC3 today I installed 200 GB hard
> disk on the server. Created new partitions and in init 1 level
> transfer the data of /home and some other data partitions onto the new
> hard disk.
> 
> I used cp -rvp  for copying the contents.
> 
> Everything is working fine except I can't su - to root or to any user.
> I checked the logs in init 1 level it shows
> 
>  pam_timestamp_check: pam_timestamp: '/' owner GID!=0
> 
> Than I chown root.root /
> 
> Now the above message is not coming but the below messages are there
> 
> unix_chkpasswd[4605]: password check for user(xxxxx)
>  mail su (pam_unix) [4604]: authentication failure: logname=uid=600
> euid=600 tty = ruser=xxxx rhost = user=root
> 
> I am giving the correct password but I am not able to su -  where can
> be the problem.
> 
> Thanks & Regards
> 
> Ankush Grover
> 
In init level 1 root is all you can be. Go ti init level 3 or 5 is you
want to su - to root.
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