The main question:
Is there a way I can run 'completely' one of my script when ubuntu's desktop appears no matter if root , administrator, desktop user or an unprivileged user logged in?
What does the script do?
The script mounts a partition, looks for a file in that partition and finally on the basis of that file a decision of copying a partition to another partition is made. That copying is done via
dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sda5
When does the script run finely?
Script runs smoothly when I run it from the terminal by
This command asks me for the password of currently logged in user. I enter the password and the script starts working.
When does the script NOT run finely?
I want to run the script at startup. I set it a startup program by using the Startup Applications utility of Ubuntu. Script ran at startup but exited at the dd command returing following error:
dd: opening '/dev/sda2': Permission denied
On edk's suggestion I set the owner of my_copying_script as root and set the SUID. Now the permissions of my_copying_script are (-rwsr-sr-x). edk's point of view was that once I set the suid, the startup program will run with the permissions of its owner. I did that but the same /dev/sda2 permission denied error came up.
I then prefixed the dd with sudo as mentioned below
sudo dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/dev/sda5
but this returned following error:
sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified