I need to format a hard drive in Red Hat 6.4. When I use the graphical "Disk Utility" provided by Red Hat, it asks to authenticate using the root password. On this machine I am a sudoer and do not have the root password. Is there a way to run the disk utility as a sudoer?
The way I solved this was the following:
Right click on the "Applications / System Tools / Disk Utility" menu choice
Select "Add this launcher to desktop"
Right click on the resulting desktop icon and pick "Properties"
In the resulting properties dialog box it revealed the utility to be launched by the command "palimpsest"
Open a terminal and type "sudo palimpsest"
This opened the disk utility with super user rights and I had no further problems.