|Summary:||[FAQ] How to mount a disk in command line|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Răzvan Sandu <razvan.sandu>|
|Component:||util-linux-ng||Assignee:||Karel Zak <kzak>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Ben Levenson <benl>|
|Version:||10||CC:||covex, marius.stracna, maurizio.antillon|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||Reopened, Triaged|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-12-07 10:09:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:||242399|
Description Răzvan Sandu 2008-02-28 08:05:46 UTC
Hello, Description of problem: Please add an exact, step-by-step procedure about mounting/unmounting disk drives in command line (runlevel 3), when we use udev (default). Please include it at: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/desktop-user-guide/en/ch-Media.html and official Red Hat RHEL documentation. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 8, Red Hat 5.1 How reproducible: Always. Thanks a lot, Răzvan
Comment 1 Don Domingo 2008-02-28 23:34:11 UTC
Hi Răzvan, the document you've quoted (Fedora Desktop User Guide) is, AFAIK, not part of RHEL's bookset. this bug should be filed in Fedora. as for official RHEL documentation, instructions for mounting file systems and removable media are described in "man mount". setting this bug as NOTABUG.
Comment 2 Răzvan Sandu 2008-03-02 12:36:34 UTC
Hello, Sorry for quoting a Fedora piece of documentation to a Red Hat bug - that seemed representative to me. As for the man page: I assume RHEL man pages are not (very) different from the (recent) Fedora ones. So I'll refer to the Fedora „man mount” page, which states: " The standard form of the mount command, is mount -t type device dir This tells the kernel to attach the file system found on device (which is of type type) at the directory dir." The problem is that, on udev systems, we don't know the "device" name in advance for removable media. Could you please explain (or redirect this bug to the appropriate Fedora documentation maintainer)? This missing piece of information is *blocking* in some cases, so I'll consider it a FAQ. Thanks a lot, Răzvan
Comment 3 Don Domingo 2008-03-03 01:03:53 UTC
reassigning this to package maintainer for util-linux, since man pages are managed by the package owner themselves.
Comment 4 Karel Zak 2008-05-29 09:49:01 UTC
man mount: Most devices are indicated by a file name (of a block special device), like /dev/sda1, but there are other possibilities. For example, in the case of an NFS mount, device may look like knuth.cwi.nl:/dir. It is possible to indicate a block special device using its volume label or UUID (see the -L and -U options below). My plan is add to the man page info about vol_id and blkid commands.
Comment 5 Adam Pribyl 2008-10-22 19:22:00 UTC
This is probably a bit general problem, related to usage of udev-hal-gnomemount chain in newer Fedora versions. When you are using GUI, the removable media is mounten automaticaly under /media. In init 3 this is not the case. If you do not use root account, then to mount such a media you need to grep dmesg for a assigned /dev name and then do gnome-mount -d /dev/name, which is not very convenient. I personally would welcome if they are mounted also in init 3 as they do in init 5 and could be umounted with umount /media/name by user (calling gnome-umount -d /dev/name is now necessary).
Comment 6 Răzvan Sandu 2008-10-24 14:13:57 UTC
Thanks A LOT for your information ! I don't know if mounting automatically is 100% secure (neither in X nor in command line), but I will gladly accept your point of view. Please provide a *really easy way* to manipulate (mount/umount) media, for non-technical users - with clear documentation attached ! When using a Red Hat system as a *desktop* (not necesarilly running X by default!), it's already difficult enough to explain to a secretary what mount-ing /unmount-ing is... ;-) Or what cryptic utilities she has to use... <offtopic> Someone from the Documentation team *please* look at bug #240891 - it's pretty important and it looks stalled for *very* long, even after I've attached a very clear image on the matter... Thanks again ! </offtopic> Regards, Răzvan
Comment 7 Adam Pribyl 2008-10-24 19:46:20 UTC
I am just a poor bugzapper hunting Fedora bugs. Fedora is open project, anybody can join, therefore I would recommend you to join https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject and fix the mentioned part there, as you seem to be very familiar with various Fedora and Red Hat documentation. Regarding bug 240891 this is for RHEL product, that is out of my scope.
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:08:13 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle. Changing version to '10'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
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Comment 10 Karel Zak 2009-12-07 10:09:02 UTC
I think the mount man page provides necessary information and we're slowly improving the mount documentation in every util-linux-ng release. Frankly, the mount/umount command line is not designed for a secretary. We have desktop utils (like nautilus) to such users. Closing. (That does not mean that the docs is perfect:-)