[svlug] Help with adding a SCSI disk.
svlug at ml.altern8.net
Sun Oct 10 11:15:48 PDT 2004
On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 10:50:40PM -0700, David E. Fox wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 15:55:56 -0700
> Rick Schultz <bloodyvikings at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > 1) Make sure you're root. It seems fdisk's output (based on 20
> > seconds of testing just now...) doesn't report the actual error that
> > occurs, so you'll see that same "Unable to open" error for "No such
> > device" as well as "Permission denied."
> True if he were making changes to the drive partitioning. But simply
> 'fdisk -l /dev/xxx' should return w/o an error for a user, so one should
> expect a partition list for 'fdisk -l /dev/sda'.
I get 'Cannot open /dev/hdx' myself. This is with util-linux 2.11.
Regular users should not have read access to the disk devices.
With what distributions would this be possible? And did you file
a security bug for them? :)
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