Bug 904055 - only root can mount an external hard disk connected through eSATA
only root can mount an external hard disk connected through eSATA
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udisks2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
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Reported: 2013-01-25 06:32 EST by Alexander van Loon
Modified: 2015-03-03 18:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 09:42:14 EST
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Description Alexander van Loon 2013-01-25 06:32:38 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.
Comment 1 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-02-04 08:19:39 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-02-04 08:19:48 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Alexander van Loon 2013-08-18 04:40:12 EDT
It's still happening in Fedora 19.
Comment 4 Miklos Monostory 2013-09-04 12:36:59 EDT
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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