Supeblock access from user space
kassube at gmx.net
Fri Feb 19 17:08:11 UTC 2010
MirJafar Ali wrote:
> It may be a stupid question, but is it possible to read the
> superblock and inode data structures from the user space ?
> I don't have root password of the machines in the department.
There are no stupid questions - only stupid answers. And no, you can't
have direct disk access without root privilege. From your previous posts
I remember that you want to do some file system research. For that
purpose it might be sufficient if you install Ubuntu in a virtual
machine (like Virtualbox) whith a virtual disk. Then you would have root
access for that virtual disk.
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