[SATLUG] Root problems
pjcrux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 18:40:02 CDT 2010
I am using Fedora 12 and cannot it seems get to root:
[Peter at heretic ~]$ su -c "nano /etc/pam.d/gdm"
su: cannot set groups: Operation not permitted
I've tried to just a normal "su -" to get to root as well and the same issue
appears. I was using chmod the other night and I think I may have
inadvertently done a "chmod -R 777 /" (intended to do a "chmod -R 777
/var/hda/files" my yellow lab hit my hand, he wanted attention :) ). Is this
recoverable or in the grand scheme of things is it better to just reinstall?
I have a very recent backup but would not like to have to reinstall, migrate
the data back, and get all of my other applications reset (6+ hours).
Thoughts? Recommendations? Prayers?
Thanks in advance!
(current holder of the dunce cap)
Peter J. Cross
San Antonio, TX
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