Need urgent help to run in root

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by JoshBoy, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. JoshBoy macrumors 6502

    JoshBoy

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    #1
    I am trying to get terminal to run in root, when i type in sudo -s i get this response, please help

    Last login: Tue Mar 13 21:46:28 on console
    unknown-e4-ce-8f-31-f3-fa:~ joshua$ sudo -s
    sudo: can't open /private/etc/sudoers: Permission denied
    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting
    unknown-e4-ce-8f-31-f3-fa:~ joshua$
     
  2. xStep macrumors 68000

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    #2
    In case it matters, and it might with Lion, tell this audience what version of OS X you are using.

    Is the user account that you are using have "Allow user to administer this computer" checked?
     
  3. JoshBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

    JoshBoy

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    #3
    I am online and it worked out by creating a root user (not another normal user account) and involved logging out and logging in as the "root" user that was then displayed
     
  4. Sydde macrumors 68020

    Sydde

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    #4
    You can skip the logging in/out step by changing users in the terminal itself with "su adminUserName" (it will ask for the admin user's password).

    This does not really belong in the Programming forum.
     

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