January 20th, 2006, 11:29 PM
And don't confuse Linux for BSD or me for an idiot, I know the difference between su and sudo and I use both. it asked me for ROOT'S password.
Originally posted here by SirDice
Don't confuse sudo with su.. su will ask for the root password.. sudo will ask for the user's password. On BSD you need to be a member of the wheel group to su (don't need it on linux)..
JUST typed this again:
The only password it accepts is ROOT... Now, PLEASE do NOT assume me an idiot again.
January 21st, 2006, 09:47 AM
Oh yeah, forgot to mention Suse also has a weird /etc/sudoers file that uses the "rootpw" by default instead of "targetpw". If you change it to "targetpw" you might want to change %users ALL=(ALL) ALL to root ALL=(ALL) ALL as well.
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