Opening K3b with root privileges

Asked by pelshval on 2008-10-30

Hello
I want to copy my partition backup (result of partimage backup) to a DVD. But the partition on which I have put it requires root privileges. What do I do about that?

Will be grateful for reply.

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Wyatt Smith
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2008-10-31
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Best Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #1

It is not suggested to run k3b with root privileges.

It is better to gain ownership / read+write permission of the file you want to copy.

Please read community document about Permissions
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FilePermissions

Since partimage must be run as root. The file that it creates will be owned by root.

Example of how to change ownership and permission.

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /directory/to/partimage/files
sudo chmod -R 660 /directory/to/partimage/files

pelshval (pelshval) said : #2

Thank you, that solved my problem perfectly.
From insde the directory where I had stored the file, I ran:

chmod 777 my_file_name

and was able to burn the file on k3b.
I realise that 777 gives unlimited privileges, and that this is not recommended, but I am risking that my DVD will not be lost or stolen. I do not want to risk not being to access the file myself.

Pelshval