Re: [PATCH] 2.5.14 IDE 57

From: Dave Jones (
Date: Tue May 07 2002 - 09:04:35 EST

On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 03:56:43PM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> hdparm -i requires root privs.

hdparm itself doesn't, but you must be able to read /dev/hd*
Some distros have this owned by group 'disk' for eg.
Adding yourself as a member of this group should allow you to
use hdparm without becoming root.

| Dave Jones.
| SuSE Labs
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