Bug 615117 - removable USB devices with NTFS filesystem are not automatically mounted when inserted
Summary: removable USB devices with NTFS filesystem are not automatically mounted when...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-16 00:45 UTC by Arthur Kantor
Modified: 2011-06-29 13:27 UTC (History)
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Clone Of: 483152
Last Closed: 2011-06-29 13:27:36 UTC
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Description Arthur Kantor 2010-07-16 00:45:18 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #483152 +++

Created an attachment (id=330403)
udevmonitor output

Under Fedora 9, whenever I inserted a USB key, it would show up under Places->Computer menu.  Although it was not mounted automatically upon just the insertion, if I opened the Places->Computer window, it would be automatically mounted.

Under Fedora 10, no removable devices are ever automatically mounted, even if I open the Places->Computer window.

Moreover, if I open the Places->Computer window, select the device I want to mount, right-click on it, and select "Mount Volume", the device *still* is not mounted.

This isn't a big deal to me, as I normally have a root shell open, and can automatically [un]mount things as needed. But this worked properly under F9.

As far as I can tell from the udevmonitor output (attached), udev sees the device normally. Additionally, hal sees the device in at least some manner, because hal starts a process to poll it (/dev/sdb in the follow ps listing):

 2464 ?        Ss     0:00 hald
 2468 ?        S      0:00  \_ hald-runner
 2634 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-hid-ups: listening on /dev/hiddev1
 2650 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: no polling on /dev/sr0 because it is explicitly disabled
 2655 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: no polling on /dev/fd0 because it is explicitly disabled
 2657 ?        S      0:00      \_ /usr/libexec/hald-addon-cpufreq
 2659 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
 2711 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event0 /dev/input/event4 /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event1
 7065 ?        S      0:00      \_ hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sdb (every 2 sec)

The only thing that I have explicitly done that I can think might be related is that I ran hal-disable-polling on /dev/sr0 (per the advice of powertop). But I don't see why that would have affected USB devices.

--- Additional comment from ralston@pobox.com on 2009-01-29 16:01:33 EST ---

When F11 Rawhide is cut, I'll install it on my laptop and test to see whether this problem still exists.

--- Additional comment from antonio.montagnani@alice.it on 2009-01-30 14:40:58 EST ---

existing also on F11

--- Additional comment from antonio.montagnani@alice.it on 2009-01-30 14:48:24 EST ---

but it works if file system is Fat, not working if NTFS!!! Shall I file a separate bug??

--- Additional comment from kantor@cs.wisc.edu on 2010-07-15 20:32:19 EDT ---

This is still a problem in Fedora 13.  Note that FAT32 formatted partitions work fine, but NTFS partitions don't mount.  This is useful for USB hard disks.

Comment 1 John Rosich 2010-12-22 16:14:17 UTC
Have the same problem with rawhide (*fc15*)

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