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Old 08-06-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Question MBR / GRUB backup oSuSE 11.0 running dd command (bash shell) `permission denied'

dd Command will not successfully run from terminal option of openSuSE 11.0,
I get dd: opening `/dev/sda' permission denied,
not sure why. dd does not appear listed as a bash command, but dd --help shows what I expected.
I have a 200 GB Seagate SATA HD in Asus G1S-B1

dd if=/dev/sda of=/media/TOP4G/mbr.boot bs=512 count=1
as my 4GB SDHC card is `TOP4G'

7aug08; TY bigrigdriver, figured it was something easy I'd forgotten. `sudo' worked!

Last edited by digital8doug; 08-07-2008 at 12:02 AM. Reason: Forgot to sudo when issuing commands as a USER. Was in habit of typing in ROOT pw for Yast!
Old 08-06-2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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I get dd: opening `/dev/sda' permission denied,
not sure why. dd does not appear listed as a bash command,
That is to be expected if you try to run the dd command as user and not as root. dd is not in the user's path.

Su to root, then try again.


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