Why do I have to run with sudo?

Asked by hensondsturgill on 2009-12-21

When I try to start wiithon from the Applications menu, I always get an error that the current user isn't part of the "disk" group. Which it is. Wiithon also doesn't see the drive when I do it this way. Wiithon does work though if I run it with the sudo command--which always makes me nervous. I installed the .deb file for Karmic.

Am I missing something? Seems like a great program, but I'm sure this one error could cause a lot of people not to use it.

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I dont know about wiithon, but is it a partition manager? anyway have you installed .deb from terminal? or nautilus? Most of the partition manager I know works with sudo

see https://bugs.launchpad.net/wiithon/+bug/495599 /*If you know a little spanish*/

were Ricardo Marmolejo GarcĂ­a says -
   Wiithon and any program that tries to access the raw disk requires that the user belongs to disk group. If you have installed using really long you run this:

sudo gpasswd-a $ USER disk

The issue is that as wiithon is a process forked from gnome, you need to restart the session to GNOME / KDE.


"using really long " is not the correct translation it is more close to "long command"

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