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Re: how to be "superuser" on W98 ?


There is no root account, Unless your windows username ir root or you have changed the pw_name field in /etc/passwd to be root.

Elfyn
elfyn@exposure.org.uk

What happened to the root account?



Elfyn McBratney (emcb_exposure@hotmail.com) wrote*:
>
>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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