Bug 4901 - fdisk will not run as any user other than root
fdisk will not run as any user other than root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-09-03 23:13 EDT by Matthew Galgoci
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-04 18:19:31 EDT
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Description Matthew Galgoci 1999-09-03 23:13:55 EDT
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 18:19:59 EDT
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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