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Why Unetbootin doesn't ask me for sudo password?

asked 2013-01-08 14:41:38 -0500

Bucic gravatar image

updated 2013-03-29 09:36:51 -0500

In Ubuntu if you execute a program that needs elevated privileges a dialogue will pop up asking you to enter password for sudo. In Fedora when I tried to run e.g. Unetbootin it instead greeted me with a'la error message advising what to issue in terminal to make it run as sudo.

How can I make programs behave like in Ubuntu in this regard? Does this answer address the issue? https://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/2573/what-does-it-mean-for-the-root-account-to-be?answer=3988#answer-container-3988
IIRC it was Fedora 18 beta.

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answered 2013-01-08 15:59:44 -0500

davidva gravatar image

updated 2013-01-08 16:03:34 -0500

Unetbootin needs administratives privileges, It is a long-standing problem and need sudo, if you want run Unetbootin.

From a terminal

run it:

su

sudo unetbootin

If you wat enable sudo try PostInstallerF Easylife Fedora Utils or Autoten

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Enabling sudo must already be on the forum, if not, surely on google. It's too common a task to not be already discussed :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-01-10 20:14:16 -0500 )edit

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