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    Unable to automount USB Storage after Fedora 10 Upgrade

    After upgrading from Fedora 9 to Fedora 10 (using DVD) on my Thinkpad X61, external USB storage will no longer automatically mount. But I can mount them manually using the mount or halevt-mount command. So far I have tried flash disks, external hard disk, and external DVD burner. They mount automatically when I inserted them in Fedora 9 but not in Fedora 10.

    I found this thread of similar issue http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=135961

    But the information was around FC6 and not so relevant. So I start a new thread.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Hi, I found that the automount I was using last time in Fedora 9 was a function of GNOME. But it seems that it is disabled in Fedora 10. I can found the labels of the partitions in my USB drive in Places --> Removable Media. And when I put the mouse pointer over the label, the help message showing "mount" that label. But when I click on the label, nothing happened.

    Is this a bug in GNOME ?

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    FYI: I'm seeing the exact same behaviour as tsangcn. I see the drive in Places -> Removable Media, but clicking on it doesn't mount it. I have to find it using fdisk -l and then mount it manually as root (which is annoying). Note this is with selinux totally disabled if that matters. When I manually mount it to /media/disk (or /media/<anything>) then it does pop up on the Gnome desktop.

    Hoping this is a bug and that it'll get fixed soon.

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    I also note that putting a CD ROM in the CD drive doesn't bring anything up. Again, it shows up in Places -> Removable Media, but clicking on it doesn't do anything and I can't access it. So it appears this is a more generic problem than just USB drives.

    Does anybody know if there's a bugzilla bug for this? I looked but didn't find one. Should we open one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chl
    I also note that putting a CD ROM in the CD drive doesn't bring anything up. Again, it shows up in Places -> Removable Media, but clicking on it doesn't do anything and I can't access it. So it appears this is a more generic problem than just USB drives.

    Does anybody know if there's a bugzilla bug for this? I looked but didn't find one. Should we open one?
    I have the same problem

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    Well, there's something that seemed to worked out for me, and that was back up the data from the USB storage device, and then formate it with an FAT 32 file system. Then, when I stick the USB storage device, Fedora automounts it, try it, it may work, and as far as CD's go, I have no idea, those get perfectly mounted for me.
    Hope it helps.

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    Thanks YouKnowWho, but my hard disk was ext3 format and I have lots of data in it. It is impossible to format it to FAT32. Besides, I don't like FAT32 or NTFS format.

    I think this is a bug in Gnome and need to be fixed.

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    This worked for me. From the Gnome desktop:
    System -> Preferences -> System -> Authorizations -> Hal -> Storage -> "Mount file systems from external drives".
    Edit "Console" under "Implicit Authorizations" and change "No" to "Yes".

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    Thanks fpm1703. Your solution worked for me.

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    This solution doesn't work for me :-(

    Any other option?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsangcn
    Thanks fpm1703. Your solution worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fpm1703
    This worked for me. From the Gnome desktop:
    System -> Preferences -> System -> Authorizations -> Hal -> Storage -> "Mount file systems from external drives".
    Edit "Console" under "Implicit Authorizations" and change "No" to "Yes".

    Ok, can anyone explain it how to make this from the console? Because it doesn't change as a user.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirikokis
    Ok, can anyone explain it how to make this from the console? Because it doesn't change as a user.
    Thank you!
    Noone knows?

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    You can use the comand gnome-volume-properties

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    There is nothing in the gnome-volume-properties about external hard drives.

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    A few hours ago I updated to kernel version 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686 . Then I lost usb automount.

    lsusb shows:

    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0951:1603 Kingston Technology Data Traveler 1GB/2GB Pen Drive

    However I do know how to translate this into mounting it.

    Does anyone have any suggestions pls??

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