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how do I set 'home' for root



It's a long story, but I have pretty crippled system right now, including a 
messed up root user. 
When I su in a Bash terminal, instead of getting my usual prompt I get 
something quite different, and if I try to run a command, it aborts with an 
error like this:

cj viewridgeproductions2 misc]$ su
Password:
sh-3.00# kcontrol
Aborting. $HOME is not set.
sh-3.00#

So root is lost - can someone help me tell it how to 'phone home'? I was 
wondering why I was getting the strange 'sh-3.00#' prompt in the third line 
where I used to get 'root viewridgeproductions2 ]$'  I think lines 4 and 5 
are my clue, but I don't how to fix this, or for that matter, how it got into 
this state. 
-- 
Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA


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