About the problem where someone is trying to su to root
but doesn't get root's environment, try this
su - root
The - tells su to read the environment (.profile) of the
account you are su-ing to.
I am used to having my prompt change to "#" when I su (to root, of course). I
have recently installed Linux 1.0.8 (Slackware install 1.2). I have set
root's .profile so I get a # at login and have played with the gettydefs.
What am I missing?
Thanks in advance,