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Old 12-24-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
aggiedvm
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Fdisk command not working


I'm trying to work with some of my partitions so I used the fdisk command and heres what I got.

[aggiedvm@localhost ~]$ su fdisk
su: user fdisk does not exist
[aggiedvm@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost aggiedvm]# fdisk
bash: fdisk: command not found
[root@localhost aggiedvm]# fdisk -l
bash: fdisk: command not found

Does anyone haave an explanation why it would do that?? or a way to fix it?
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Hello aggiedvm

Your command 'su' is trying to use 'fdisk' as a modifier or switch and it is not applicable to the su command.

Try issuing su first and you will be asked for your root password.

Then run the fdisk command.

You will also need to be aware of the variants of su.

Simply issuing the command:

su

will give you roots editing rights without giving you access to the whole of roots environment like the access to various folders contained in the path statement. To gain the ability to run the fdisk command you will need to use the:

su -

variant of the command. That's a space and minus sign after the su.

Last edited by bbfuller; 12-24-2007 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:48 PM   #3
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Use "su -" instead of "su".
Or run it as /sbin/fdisk - this is probably a path issue.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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Thanks, that worked.

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