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    [SOLVED] fdisk -l cannot open /dev/sda - Fedora 10

    I was just poking around my system and looking at how things are set up when I tried to look at how my disk is partitioned (on a Dell 505 Latitude).

    [***@localhost ~]$ fdisk -l
    Cannot open /dev/sda
    [***@localhost ~]$ df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
                           22G   19G  2.0G  91% /
    /dev/sda3             190M   21M  160M  12% /boot
    tmpfs                 505M 1020K  504M   1% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda2              32G   30G  2.4G  93% /media/disk
    Why is fdisk unable to access the device?

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    Linux Newbie bunty82's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    May be you dont have the proper previledges root permissions.
    which is why bash is denying you from watching the contents.
    System Configuration
    OS#Windows Xp pro Sp2
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2ghz
    Intel motherboard DG965ry
    Nvidia graphic card 512mb
    2 gb ram
    250gb Sata segate HDD
    160gb sata segate hdd
    D link ethernetcard
    Lg dvd writer
    Lg cd writer

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    Yeah, that would do it. I just didn't think about it because it didn't say 'permission denied' or something along those lines.


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