Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83920
Unwanted auto-mounting of CDROMs in KDE
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:57 EDT
Red Hat 8.0 KDE auto mounts my CDROM drives with the noauto option included in
my fstab file each time I boot into the KDE graphical interface.
A bad side effect is that a Konqueror window opens for each of the mounted CDs
(I have two) and creates a lot of window clutter that I have to clean-up by
closing these unwanted Konqueror windows.
I also have an icon set-up for each of the CDROMs on the KDE Desktop. If I
right-click either icon => Properties (after booting into the KDE Session), I
can see the unmount menu active meaning that it is mounted.
I have also posted this problem at
and that post shows my entire fstab and what I have tried to do with it. That
avenue of pursuit has not provided a solution.
If I remove the lines to mount the CDROMs from fstab and reboot, these lines
are automatically added back in as follows:
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
and then a Konqueror comes up for each CDROM, both of which are mounted.
Steps to reproduce bug
1. reboot the computer (set to boot into KDE)
KDE runs normally and a Konqueror opens for each of the two CDROMS. Both
CDROMs are mounted as witnessed by the contents of the Konqueror window which
shows the contents of the CDROMs.
The two Konqueror windows should not open and the CDROMs should not be
mounted. I should be able mount the CDROMs by right-clicking on the Desktop
icons setup for each CDROM and clicking mount on the menu.
This problem existed for the hda1 partition (C:\ of Win98SE) in my dual-boot
installation until I added the noauto option to fstab. That caused the hda1 to
not mount as desired.
Please see if the bug is present in Fedora Core 2
Sorry, I switched to SuSE and don't have Fedora Core 2 (or Fedora Core
1) installed anymore.