Bug 448125 - Unable to mount NTFS SATA external HDD in FC9
Unable to mount NTFS SATA external HDD in FC9
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-mount (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-23 12:10 EDT by micod2000
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:55 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:10:40 EDT
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Description micod2000 2008-05-23 12:10:41 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.9.8

How reproducible:

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
Actual results:

I cannot use my external HDD ! In FC8 everything was OK ...

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Adam Pribyl 2008-07-22 09:17:15 EDT
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.


mount /mnt/ntfs

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
somehow involved?
Comment 2 Adam Pribyl 2008-07-30 02:40:43 EDT
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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