Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202507
External usb drives no longer auto-mounted
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:46:34 EST
Description of problem: I'm not sure if gnome-volume-manager is one of the ~200
updates I just applied, but since the update to 4.4 2 days ago, external
hard-disks doesn't get auto-mounted when connected to the system. Works
flawlessly before the update
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Problem description: apply all 4.4 updates. Reboot. Watch as drive not mounted.
How reproducible: always.
Expected result: drive is auto-mounted and appears in gnome desktop, *and*
automount logs the behavior in the system log (so we can see proper location,
e.g. /dev/sda, drive type, size, etc.)
Additional confusion: usb thumb drives/sticks (eg 1Gb lexar jumpdrives)
automount just fine.
1. turned off selinux. Rebooted. No drive yet. SELinux not a problem.
2. rebooted to 2.6.9-34.0.2.EL (last old kernel). No drive yet. Not the kernel
3. see bugzilla bugs 202507, 202860, and 202630. Problem might be with autofs.
I actually rebooted the system today, and boot into the new kernel. And voila,
the external usb disk got auto-mounted as it used to do before, sorry for the
false alarm. I've not applied any other update since 4.4.
John, maybe the issue you're experiencing is actually due to the other bugs you
ok, Bugzilla is not allowing me to close this, please maintainer feel free to
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