Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146618
Using Disk Management cannot mount devices as normal user
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:05:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using 'Disk Management', I cannot mount my devices as a normal user.
I have SELinux installed with the policy as "targeted". According to
an article I read in Redhat magazine, my fstab file should allow a
normal user to mount devices since the line for the devices contains
'pamconsole' and 'managed'.
When I click on the 'Disk Management' when logged in under my normal
user id, I am told that there are no filesystems that I am allowed to
I can mount the devices as root from the command line. I can also use
KDE's kwikdisk to mount devices as a normal user. I should be able to
use "Disk Management" to mount my devices.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.From the "System Tools" menu, click "Disk Management"
2.Error message displayed: "There are not filesytems which you are
allowed to mount or unmount.
3.Click OK to clear dialog
4.Remain frustrated that I cannot mount devices as a normal user using
Expected Results: Using "Disk Management", I should be able to select
the device that I want to mount and have it mounted. When finished
what I am doing, I should be able to unmount the device.
This problem has been solved. The solution was an upgrade to usermode
and usermode-gtk. I have version 1.74 of these packages on my system.
Neither Redhat Update Agent nor any yum repository flagged these
packages as needing to be upgraded. However, I found a post that
stated that the solution was to upgrade to version 1.76. rpmfind.net
had version 1.78 of these packages and I upgraded them and now I can
use Device Manager to mount my devices.
Coleen, I've done some fixes related to this issue in usermode. The
problem was mainly in misunderstandings between hal and usermount. The
version 1.76-1 contains a fix for this.
Thanks for your report,