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Oct
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comment su authentication failure after setting new password
I fixed it. I had to set the sticky bit of the su binary! So when I did chmod +s /bin/su, I could "su" with the changed root password.Thanks for all your help
Oct
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comment su authentication failure after setting new password
could you please explain how I can reboot into this mode? although I reset the password SUCCESSFULLY, I cannot login as root with the new password. Please help
Oct
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comment su authentication failure after setting new password
Oops that really was a typo! I had done only sudo passwd root...
Aug
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comment How do I kill all a user's processes using their UID
@osgx: Sadly, kill is the only utility I have :(
Aug
4
comment How do I kill all a user's processes using their UID
@Caleb: I wanted to kill processes by reading the /proc as I didn't know of any tool doing it. Also now I find that other than "kill", "pkill", "skill" etc are not available on my system. In that case I guess I have to look at shell script alternatives to read the /proc and figure out a way to get processes under one user. Any ideas?