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Bug 4901 - fdisk will not run as any user other than root
Summary: fdisk will not run as any user other than root
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-09-04 03:13 UTC by Matthew Galgoci
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-04 22:19:31 UTC

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Description Matthew Galgoci 1999-09-04 03:13:55 UTC
I cannot get fdisk to run as any user other than root, even
if the non-privlaged user is in groups root and bin.

Is this a bug or a feature? Meesa thinsa feature :-)

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-09-04 22:19:59 UTC
An strace shows that there is an internal uid == 0 check even if
the user is in group disk (needed for /dev/sda group rw access on the
machine I was running on).

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