Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146135
Nautilus crashes when root mounts DVD's via CLI
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:42:41 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Burn dvd+rw using growisofs
Actual Results: Nautilus crashes
Expected Results: Nothing to happen, I am not using nautilus to
access the DVD.
Experienced exact same behaviour with ISO 9660 DVD-R
mounted as root via CLI (I don't automount)
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.
update - ejected dvd
inserted into DVD-ROM drive
mounted as normal user - behaviour as expected (no crash nautilus)
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.
3.Enter root's password.
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.
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.
Seems to be fixed in FC4. If anyone else can also confirm this Iâll close down