Bug 146135 - Nautilus crashes when root mounts DVD's via CLI
Nautilus crashes when root mounts DVD's via CLI
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2005-01-25 12:11 EST by Adam Bowns
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:42 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: FC4
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Last Closed: 2005-07-16 14:14:39 EDT
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Description Adam Bowns 2005-01-25 12:11:44 EST
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Description of problem:
If i burn a DVD+RW using growisofs then mount
it, as soon as the mount has finished, nautilus crashes. If restarted,
it continues to crash until the dvd is unmounted, at which point it
restarts and functions fine. Also, there is nothing wrong with the
DVD+RW. I can access it fine from the command line when it has been

I reported this to bugzilla.gnome.org, and they have resolved it.
Could this resolution be included in a future package?

My origional report can be see at

and the resolution and proposed patch can be found at

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Burn dvd+rw using growisofs
2.Mount it

Actual Results:  Nautilus crashes

Expected Results:  Nothing to happen, I am not using nautilus to
access the DVD.
Comment 1 Michael A. Peters 2005-01-28 11:43:58 EST
Experienced exact same behaviour with ISO 9660 DVD-R

mounted as root via CLI (I don't automount)
nautilus crashed.

MD5SUM on the DVD of files on the DVD checks out.
This is new behaviour - it did not use to do this.

I will try mounting it as normal user and see what happens.
This is bad though.
Comment 2 Michael A. Peters 2005-01-28 11:46:44 EST
update - ejected dvd
inserted into DVD-ROM drive
mounted as normal user - behaviour as expected (no crash nautilus)
Comment 3 Adam Bowns 2005-02-16 19:45:00 EST
Yes, I can also confirm this. Mounting as normal user appears to work fine.

New steps to reproduce this bug are as follows:

1.At the command line Burn a dvd+rw using growisofs.
2.su -
3.Enter root's password.
4.mount /media/cdwriter

Nautilus crashes.

I have tried this in the same drive, with a ISO CD-ROM disk and I don't get the
problem. So it looks like the bug only effects DVD's.
Comment 4 Adam Bowns 2005-04-13 18:45:24 EDT
I have just come across some more info on this bug. If at the command line root
uses growisofs to burn a DVD+RW, ejects the DVD and reinserts it there is no
crash. The problem only seems to occur when root tries to mount a DVD
immediately after it has been written.
Comment 5 Adam Bowns 2005-07-05 10:46:58 EDT
Seems to be fixed in FC4. If anyone else can also confirm this I’ll close down
the bug.

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