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Bug #9574

Research if Tails Installer can work as non-root outside of Tails

Added by intrigeri over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Installation
Target version:
Start date:
06/15/2015
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Test
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Affected tool:
Installer

Description

See #8556 and the Git history of config/chroot_local-includes/etc/udev/rules.d/99-make-removable-devices-user-writable.rules.

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#1 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to u

u., can you please test that? c8f0b59 says "Tails Installer requires raw block device access to such devices", but I don't remember which exact part of the code needs it. It might be that it only affects code paths that won't be used in Debian. Also see Debian bug 788662 for a recent discussion on this topic, that made me notice that we may have a problem here.

#2 Updated by u over 4 years ago

Right now, if i run the installer as a normal user i get:

'/sbin/sgdisk', '--attributes=1:set:0', '--attributes=1:set:2', '--attributes=1:set:60', '--attributes=1:set:62', '--attributes=1:set:63', '/dev/sdb']
Problem opening /dev/sdb for reading! Error is 13.
You must run this program as root or use sudo!

#3 Updated by intrigeri over 4 years ago

Right now, if i run the installer as a normal user i get:
[...]
Problem opening /dev/sdb for reading! Error is 13.
You must run this program as root or use sudo!

OK, that's what I expected :/

=> please close this ticket (as the research has been done) and file a new one about dealing with that, somehow.

#4 Updated by u over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved

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