Bug 119803 - usermount doesn't ask for root password.
Summary: usermount doesn't ask for root password.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: SELinux
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Blocks: 122683
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-04-02 07:15 UTC by Brian "netdragon" Bober
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-17 12:27:39 UTC
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Description Brian "netdragon" Bober 2004-04-02 07:15:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
When you go to the Gnome Panel > System Tools > Disk Management, you
get error: "There are no filesystems which you are allowed to mount or
unmount. Contact the Administrator."

I assume this is due to SELinux. Shouldn't it give you a chance to use
it as root, or explain how to change this?

Btw, how DO you change this? I do know a workaround is to login as
root in the terminal and type: "usermount"

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Comment 1 Colin Charles 2004-05-06 06:35:49 UTC
This seems to be fixed with the latest rawhide tree, which go with


A regular test3 install with all the default SELinux options.

Comment 2 Brian "netdragon" Bober 2004-05-07 00:06:57 UTC
That's because SELnux is disabled in test3

Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2004-12-17 12:27:39 UTC
This is not the case any more, the SELinux stuff is now fixed in
usermode. However we had to face a similar problem recently. The
problem was the error message:

"There are no filesystems which you are allowed to mount or
unmount. Contact the Administrator."

was displayed when you tried to use usermount as non-root and was
caused by HAL, that replaces "user" in /etc/fstab with "pamconsole"
for security reasons.

This is fixed now in rawhide.

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