Bug 498217 - F11 Preview - Unable to mount volumes when operating under LiveCD
Summary: F11 Preview - Unable to mount volumes when operating under LiveCD
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 11
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F11Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-04-29 13:52 UTC by John Webster
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:40 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 12:15:48 UTC
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Description John Webster 2009-04-29 13:52:32 UTC
Description of problem: Downloaded the Gnome LiveCD (32-bit) for F11 Preview. The LiveCD appears to work normally, but the system is unable to mount volumes other than the Filesystem. The hard disk, USB disks formatted as F16, F32 and ext3, and the CD/DVD reader/writer all appear in the "Computer" window, but any attempt to open them yields an error message to the effect that the system is "unable to mount location".

Identical behaviour on Compaq C700 laptop (Celeron 540, 2GB RAM, 120GB HD) and Lenovo M9952 desktop (Celeron E1200, 2GB RAM, 80GB HD)

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

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert LiveCD or LiveUSB
3.Open "Computer" window
4.Attempt to access any non-ext4 volumes
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-29 14:03:49 UTC
I'm not exactly sure which component is responsible for mounting things on the desktop, but I think it's nautilus.  Regardless, this is almost certainly not an anaconda problem.

Comment 2 Jef Spaleta 2009-04-29 18:56:22 UTC
Just a followup

gnome-mount -d /dev/whatever   works as liveuser in my testing when trying to mount specific partitions with filesystems.

Also nautilus is showing two icons for my cruzer usb disk when inserted.
One icon is a usb device icon, the other icon is the same icon as the dvd unit.

It's almost like nautilus is showing /dev/sdb and /dev/sdb1 both as mountable for my cruzer.  In fact looking closely I think its showing /dev/sda as a mountable disk as well.

Is this some bad interaction between nautilus and devkit-disks?


Comment 3 John Webster 2009-04-30 01:02:48 UTC
I have checked, and I also see duplicate generic icons for each usb disk in nautilus


Comment 4 John Webster 2009-04-30 03:57:53 UTC
I can also confirm that the problem is not replicated in the KDE LiveCD.


Comment 5 Alan F Young 2009-05-01 22:07:41 UTC
Same problem occurs when using F11 Preview x86_64 Gnome LiveCD.

Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2009-05-02 02:09:02 UTC
I believe you are seeing the same issue I have described in bug 498649

Comment 7 John Webster 2009-05-02 04:33:04 UTC
Yes, it's the same problem. One curious point is that I haven't experienced this regression when running the LiveCD of Mandriva 2009.1 which uses the same version of Nautilus (2.26.2). No doubt there are various differences in the kernels, both of which are from the 2.6.29 series. That may lend weight to the suggestion by Jef Spaleta that there are some odd interactions going on (rather than the bug being inherent in Nautilus alone).

Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2009-05-02 04:49:11 UTC
The bug is two bugs, actually.

A udev rule syntax error, fixed here: 


and a gvfs bug in interpreting the effect of the udev rule, fixed here:


Both of these fixes should make it into F-11 final.

Comment 9 John Webster 2009-05-02 05:35:52 UTC
That's great, well done.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 14:47:15 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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