Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186679
can we make mount of /media/IPOD optional?
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:50:16 EDT
Description of problem:
In FC5, when attaching my IPOD Photo60 to the USB cable, it is automatically
mounted at /media/IPOD. I find this pretty annoying because I already have a
udev rule and an autofs map entry to handle this much more intuitively
(following configuration guidelines for ipod-using applications such as gtkPod
which considerably pre-date FC5).
Furthermore, an unprivileged user cannot unmount the device:
umount: /media/IPOD is not in the fstab (and you are not root)
...although it allows me to attach it and (presumably) use it as a
non-privileged user. I'm not sure I follow the logic in this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5 (test 3 and forward)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. attach iPod
2. run 'mount'
3. try to unmount it without having to su or something
No dice. I hate it when my OS tries to think for me.
The iPod is not mounted AT ALL when I plug it into the USB cable.
Giving it a special device name upon attachment is fine (and a udev rule is all
we need to accomplish that), but I'd really prefer to decide for myself when I
want the device to be MOUNTED. Sort of like how other removable media is handled.
All removable media including your ipod should work the same. If you don't want
automounting you can turn it off from the Prefrences|Removable Storage. Not
allowing other unprivileged users to unmount is a security mesure. You can
unmount through nautilus or using the command gnome-unmount -d <device>.
Actually with the iPod I belive you need to use gnome-eject.
Thanks, I'll look into it, although I use KDE. Still, it can't be right that
the same non-privileged user that was allowed to mount the device cannot unmount
it. (And again, it gets mounted just by plugging it into the cable). I suspect
what is mounting it is not being run as the non-privileged user.
This behavior did not happen in FC4, up to and including the KDE 3.5.1 provided
I'll chase this down further and report back anything else I can find.