restored a backup and can't su to root now

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Sun Feb 4 06:04:43 PST 2007

On Sunday 04 February 2007 8:59 am, P R Figueiredo wrote:
> I restored my (B)LFS system from a backup (basically, booted from a cd,
> copied everything from the backup disk to the destination disk, mounted
> the /dev filesystem, and fixed grub), and everything's working just fine
> except for this annoying thing: if I log in as a common user, I can't su
> to root. Logging as root works, ad su'ing from root to another user also
> works. Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Pedro

Check that su is SUID

[scrat at scrat ~]$ ls -la /bin/su
-rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 24060 Jan 10 10:06 /bin/su

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