Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 904055
only root can mount an external hard disk connected through eSATA
Last modified: 2015-03-03 18:06:11 EST
Description of problem:
When I connect an external hard disk through eSATA and click it in Nautilus to access it, I have to give my root password, after doing so it works fine though. This is strange because USB flash drives obviously mount automatically for a normal user, I'd wouldn't expect it to be different for my eSATA hard drive.
This is on a fresh install of Fedora 18 with a normal user. I didn't mess with the rights of my user account, it's all completely default.
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It's still happening in Fedora 19.
In Ferdora 19 the system did not offer the window to enter the root password. I only got an error message saying: 'You do not have privilege to mount this device'.
However, if I start Crusader in root mode the mounting works well.
When the error occurs, at the same time I can not restart, logout or shut down the system from Kickoff - only from terminal in su mode.
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