Bug 499423 - mounting partitions in dolphin requires root password
mounting partitions in dolphin requires root password
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase-workspace (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-05-06 11:59 EDT by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2009-05-11 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-11 12:30:12 EDT
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Description Rex Dieter 2009-05-06 11:59:58 EDT
Since installing F-11, trying to mount local ntfs partions asks for root password (via kdesu).  Prior to upgrading, this was working for me in F-10 without authorization.

Not sure what's going on yet, but thought I'd get this in bz for tracking purposes for now.
Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-06 18:04:54 EDT
I think this is intentional, non-removable partitions need root to mount by default.

This can be tweaked in polkit-kde-authorization (or polkit-gnome-authorization) under org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed (Mount file systems from internal drivers). It's already set to require admin authentication here on F9.

I think the previous behavior was a bug, the FUSE mounts weren't recognized as internal.
Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2009-05-06 18:05:54 EDT
Note: the best way to automount fixed partitions is still to use /etc/fstab.
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2009-05-11 12:12:16 EDT
A partial workaround is to configure kdesu to use sudo (provided you have sudo access setup):

kwriteconfig \
  --file kdesurc \
  --group super-user-command \
  --key super-user-command sudo

( see also: http://dev-loki.blogspot.com/2006/11/kdesu-with-sudo.html )

Come to think of it, this is perhaps how I did have my previous install setup, and I just forgot about it.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2009-05-11 12:30:12 EDT
I'd concur with comment #1 , closing->notabug
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2009-05-11 12:44:56 EDT
and, I confirmed that the default PolicyKit behavior is to require root pass (with similar behavior under gnome).

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