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Re: how to be "superuser" on W98 ?



joel fernandez wrote:
> 
> Thank you for your help,
> 
> But I read this doc before sending the mail, and I don't understand why I can't have root permissions.

Don't fret. It isn't the lack of root permissions that is hiding
/usr/bin and /usr/lib. It's the fact that they are virtual directories,
a figment of the Cygwin imagination. /dev is also a virtual directory.

If you type

$ mount
G:\\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
G:\\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
c:\tmp on /tmp type system (binmode)
G: on / type system (binmode)

It shows the existence of /usr/bin and /usr/lib but the mount points
don't have to be real directories.

HTH

Don Sharp

> Even though I know that W98 has problem with security.
> 
> the result of "ls /" is :
> 
> bin cygwin.bat cygwin.ico etc home lib sbin tmp usr var
> 
> and "ls /usr" writes :
> X11R6    doc            i686-pc-mingw32 info  man  share ssl var
> autotool i686-pc-cygwin include         local sbin src   tmp
> 
> thanks
> bye
> 
> jo
> 
> ---------- Initial Header -----------
> 
> >From      : "Elfyn McBratney" <emcb_exposure@hotmail.com>
> To          : jooj@tiscali.fr, cygwin@cygwin.com
> Cc          :
> Date      : Thu, 28 Nov 2002 08:19:30 +0000
> Subject : Re: how to be "superuser" on W98 ?
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > Because there is a lack of a security model in win9x (95,98,Me) the user
> > logged in is effectively the "su" (superuser). If im understanding you
> > correctly, you mean you cant see /usr/lib when you ls / (???) Can you see
> > usr?
> >
> > Take a look at the manual, this will give you more info on this topic and is
> > also a good source of you have problems:
> >
> > http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/cygwin-ug-net.html (manual)
> > http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/highlights.html#OV-HI-WIN9XNT
> >
> > Elfyn
> > elfyn@exposure.org.uk
> >
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >Could somebody help me be THE superuser on my computer based on W98 ?
> > >
> > >the only line I have in /etc/passwd is :
> > >fernandez::500:544::/home/fernandez:/bin/bash
> > >
> > >and in /etc/group :
> > >unknown::544:
> > >
> > >So, I can access, for example, to /usr/lib, but I can't see this directory
> > >when I launch "ls /"
> > >
> > >Which means I only have user permissions.
> > >
> > >Thanks for aswering and sorry for the noise, if you think it is.
> > >
> > >bye
> > >jo
> > >
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