Quote Originally Posted by slooksterpsv View Post
Are you running dd or sudo dd or are you running dd as root? Without root or acting as root (sudo) it won't do anything as root is needed to fully access the drive. A plain user can only access what permissions it was given to which isn't block level writing.
Of course I'm using 'sudo', otherwise, it would never be executed on the first place
If you try 'dd' without 'sudo', it will never work.

I didn't mention that because I thought it is very obvious and no need to mention that. Sorry if that caused some confusion.