Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
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> I'm a little confused: you log in KDE as a regular user, open a
> Konsole, type "su -", and what happens?
> What do you mean with "Konsole won't even try to come up"?
> In the shell that Krusader provides (which I assume you run as a
> regular user), what it's the result of "which su"? And also, what
> happens when (inside the shell from Krusader) you run /bin/su?
> If not for the fact that you say that in a virtual console su works, I
> would be willing to suggest that your initramfs never does the
> switch_root, and so you end up with the minimal / from the initramfs,
> and your normal /usr. That would be beyond bizarre, but if you *can*
> use su in a virtual console, then it should be there.
> I usally log in in GNOME, open a gnome-terminal, and set a fixed
> number of tabs in gnome-terminal where I "su -", and work as root in
> there. I also can run an X11 program as root with "su -lc
> /usr/bin/gedit", but I almost never do that (although it works; I just
> I don't think I understand how do you use su. Could you explain it to
> me, please?
> One last thing: create a directory /tmp/whatever, and inside it
> unpack your initramfs:
> zcat /boot/init-thingie | cpio -i
> Could you do a "ls -R /tmp/whatever" so we can see what actually ends
> up in yout initramfs?
Actually, I log into KDE as a user and when Konsole opens, it asks for
the root password. I have the KDE session saved so it opens all this on
its own. Anyway, since I have it set that way, Konsole never opens, I
assume because it can't find the su command. I have been doing it this
way since back in the KDE3 days. It has never done this before.
I finally got around to rebooting to check on this, hence the delay in
replying, and found this in the boot up process, the stuff that scrolls
up the screen. I'm having to type this in since it is NOT in dmesg or
the logs but just printed on the screen.
dracut: switching root
switch_root: failed to mount moving /dev to /sysroot/dev: Invaild argument
switch_root: forcing unmount of /dev
switch_root: failed to unlink dev: Directory not empty
INIT: version 2.88 booting
Keep in mind, the three middle lines with the problems are NOT shown in
dmesg, messages or anywhere else but the screen. I had to boot with nox
to even see this. This is what ticks me on this mess. With the way it
logs things, you better hope you got video buffer to scroll up with or
you don't get to see the failure.
Also, while booted with the init thingy, I made sure the real /
partition was mounted. It shows sda3 was mounted and based on the space
used, I believe it. I got to clean out some old kernels pretty soon. ;-)
I'm attaching the results from the ls command. It's a bit lengthy. o_O
Thanks. Sorry for the delay.
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