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[vox-tech] Fwd: Re: sudoers file on ubuntu corrupted,how can I recover it?
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[vox-tech] Fwd: Re: sudoers file on ubuntu corrupted,how can I recover it?

Matthew posted from a non-sub'd address.  This got discarded over
the weekend; apologies for fwd'ing it along so long after
(and/or if it's a duplicate; I'm a bit email-backlogged!)


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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:56:54 -0700
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Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 13:28:50 -0700
From: Matthew Van Gundy <matt@shekinahstudios.com>
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] sudoers file on ubuntu corrupted, how can I recover it?
To: lugod's technical discussion forum <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>

If you have a root login enabled, login as root and change the mode.   
If not, reboot, add init=/bin/sh kernel boot parameter to the kernel  
line in grub.  mount -o remount,rw /; Change the mode, sync; sync;  
sync; mount -o remount,ro /; reboot (you'll probably need to hard  
reboot because the command won't work)

In the future, visudo is your friend.


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On Jun 12, 2010, at 12:51, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello all:
>I accidentally changed the mode of the file /etc/sudoers and added a  
>line to the file.
>Now every time I want to "sudo" sth, I got a "segmental fault"  
>error, and an error message like "... the mode is 0640, it should be  
>I couldn't remember exactly the words, but it's something similar to  
>Anyone knows how to recover this error?
>I am using ubuntu 9.10
>Thanks a lot!
>vox-tech mailing list

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