Bug 501133 - gparted cannot detect any drives
gparted cannot detect any drives
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gparted (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deji Akingunola
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-16 17:01 EDT by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2009-10-20 16:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-10-20 16:30:21 EDT
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Description Pierre Ossman 2009-05-16 17:01:28 EDT
When gparted is started using a normal user and setuid:ing to root (via consolehelper), it claims it cannot find any devices. It does however work fine if I use su for the setuid process, so there is something in the consolehelper system that confuses gparted.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 11:57:33 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 2 Deji Akingunola 2009-10-20 16:30:21 EDT
I've somehow missed this for a long time, sorry. You shouldn't need to other 'setuid:ing to root' to run gparted. It is already (properly) configured to use consolehelper, just call 'gparted' (or start if from the desktop menu) to run the app.

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