Permission to mount denied by Policy. What Policy?
rcdawson at att.net
Sun Aug 23 21:03:57 BST 2009
On Sunday 23 August 2009 10:53:04 am Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Sunday 23 August 2009 18:41:23 Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> > James Kerr wrote:
> > > On Sunday 23 August 2009 rcdawson at att.net wrote:
> > >> I am using Mandriva 2009.1. I found my self re-installing on a new
> > >> hard drive in order to get my video card to work. After the
> > >> re-install I reconnected the old drive (keeping the new drive in
> > >> place) and rebooted. My plan was to copy my old home directory.
> > >> After reboot I found the old hard drive had been mounted as two
> > >> "volumes" showing up in Dolphin. When I tried to open either of
> > >> those volumes I received a message
> > >> org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy:
> > >> org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always
> > >> <--(action,result).
> > >>
> > >> How do I get around this Policy? Would it apply to any hard drive
> > >> I install, or is it responding to the fact that Mandriva and KDE
> > >> are installed on the second disk?
> > >>
> > >> I suppose this is a matter of curisity more than necessity, at
> > >> least at the moment. I have copied my home to a USB drive, and
> > >> that mounts OK and is accessible. For future reference, however,
> > >> this would be useful information.
> > >
> > > Policy is that you must be root to mount a partition on an internal
> > > hard drive.
> > >
> > > The solution is to add the partition to /etc/fstab. You can use
> > > drakdisk (as root) to do this.
> > >
> > > Jim
> > I have used Kubuntu since 7.04/KDE3.x. All my internal drives are
> > available with no problems, and I don't have to be "root" to access
> > them. I can move and swap files around as I please even to the Windows
> > XP drive.
> Read again what Jim said. Of course you don't have to be root to access
> your drives, but you do have to be root to mount them. If you put the
> entry into fstab root will have already mounted them for you by the time
> you get your desktop. Presumably that's what you are seeing in kubuntu.
I'm a little confused. When the "volumes" showed up in the left panel of
Dolphin, were they not mounted? My usb drive shows up there, and it is
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