Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499423
mounting partitions in dolphin requires root password
Last modified: 2009-05-11 12:44:56 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.
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.
Note: the best way to automount fixed partitions is still to use /etc/fstab.
A partial workaround is to configure kdesu to use sudo (provided you have sudo access setup):
--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.
I'd concur with comment #1 , closing->notabug
and, I confirmed that the default PolicyKit behavior is to require root pass (with similar behavior under gnome).