Bug 83920 - Unwanted auto-mounting of CDROMs in KDE
Unwanted auto-mounting of CDROMs in KDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 2003-02-09 22:11 EST by Richard Kircher
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-08 18:04:38 EDT
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Description Richard Kircher 2003-02-09 22:11:00 EST
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)

Actual Results:
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.

Expected Results:
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.

Additional Information:
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.
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-06-04 16:05:14 EDT
Please see if the bug is present in Fedora Core 2
Comment 2 Richard Kircher 2004-06-08 18:04:38 EDT
Sorry, I switched to SuSE and don't have Fedora Core 2 (or Fedora Core
1) installed anymore.

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