Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448125
Unable to mount NTFS SATA external HDD in FC9
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:55:56 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.9.8
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to mount my external SATA HDD (NTFS formatted)
2.It fails everytime
3.No error messages the drive just don't mount
I cannot use my external HDD ! In FC8 everything was OK ...
This does not happen only with external but also internal ntfs partition.
Adding such a line to fstab
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/ntfs ntfs-3g users,noauto 0 0
and trying as a user
gnome-mount -d /dev/sdb1
prints out dialog "Unable to mount the volume", but opening "Details" gives no
info - it is empty.
does nothing - it does not print any error message, just silently ends with no
action to happen.
root can mount those devices OK, therefore I think, there is something going on
with hal and policykit that are preventing to grant permission.
This applies only to ntfs file system types. With vfat everything works. Is FUSE
Fist thing I found is there are permissions
-rwxr-xr-- on /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g
This is causing (gnome-)mount to quit silently. When changed to 0755 then mount
finaly gives some output at least. This points out to ntfs-3g Q&A with
which is not very helpfull.
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