Help! --> su: Unknown id: root

Help! --> su: Unknown id: root

Post by Francisco Yepes Cande » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00



In Solaris 2.4 when I try "su -" I recive the reply:
su: Unknown id: root
The file /etc/password is (apparently) ok
What happen?

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Help! --> su: Unknown id: root

Post by Kyle M Forb » Sun, 21 Jul 1996 04:00:00


  Make sure that's /etc/passwd and NOT /etc/password.  The error you
  are getting stems from a missing (or bogus) line in the /etc/passwd
  file.

                                - Kyle


>In Solaris 2.4 when I try "su -" I recive the reply:
>su: Unknown id: root
>The file /etc/password is (apparently) ok
>What happen?

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>Seccin de Redes y Comunicaciones       phone:  +34-68-307100 -x2040
>Servicio de Informtica                 fax:    +34-68-364151
>Sala IRIS - Facultad de Informtica
>Universidad de Murcia
>30001 MURCIA
>SPAIN

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Help! --> su: Unknown id: root

Post by Michael Salehi x2272 » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00



>  Make sure that's /etc/passwd and NOT /etc/password.  The error you
>  are getting stems from a missing (or bogus) line in the /etc/passwd
>  file.

>                            - Kyle


>>In Solaris 2.4 when I try "su -" I recive the reply:
>>su: Unknown id: root
>>The file /etc/password is (apparently) ok
>>What happen?

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>>Seccin de Redes y Comunicaciones       phone:  +34-68-307100 -x2040
>>Servicio de Informtica                 fax:    +34-68-364151
>>Sala IRIS - Facultad de Informtica
>>Universidad de Murcia
>>30001 MURCIA
>>SPAIN

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Check out /etc/shadow and see the root has a correct entry, if you cannot su you cannot
fix the problem this way. Boot from CDROM but avoid the install and do the system
management, mount the /etc and fix the problem.
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Help! --> su: Unknown id: root

Post by Kyle M Forb » Thu, 01 Aug 1996 04:00:00


  It wouldn't be a problem in shadow.  If there were no listing in the
  shadow file, you could su without a password.

                                - Kyle



>>>In Solaris 2.4 when I try "su -" I recive the reply:
>>>su: Unknown id: root
>>>The file /etc/password is (apparently) ok
>>>What happen?

>Check out /etc/shadow and see the root has a correct entry, if you cannot su you cannot
>fix the problem this way. Boot from CDROM but avoid the install and do the system
>management, mount the /etc and fix the problem.
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