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  1. #1
    bolvadur NNTP User

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    Hi

    I just installed openSuse 11.1 with kde4.1 and noticed some things
    working differently from other distros I have used before.

    I wanted to mount some partitions so I try dolphin (dolphin has on
    default hdds on left side of an open window) and it said:

    Code:
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    An error occured while accessing 'Volume (ext3)', the system responded:
    org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy:
    org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-fixed auth_admin_keep_always
    <-- (actoin, result)
    --------------------

    does that mean I have to change some settings in openSuse or
    hal-system-storage-mount? Im completely lost on that one.

    Also when I try to mount normally (from terminal) it will give me
    strange results. It just hangs without any feedback, so I have to ctrl+c
    it... but that doesnt work, forcing me to close the terminal or open new
    tab.


    Code:
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    # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
    ^C
    --------------------


    Then all is ok except that the mount failed... and this

    Code:
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    $ cd /
    $ ls
    ^C^C^C^C^C^C

    --------------------


    Now I cannot find the content of / but I see that there is a /
    After that I cannot open anything on the panel (menu, window switcher,
    workspaces...)


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  2. #2
    Maestro23 NNTP User

    Default Re: mount problem


    I had the error message you posted until I installed and ran:

    NTFS-3g & NTFS-Config from Yast


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  3. #3
    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

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    Hi. Please post the output of "fdisk -l" and "mount" and maybe your
    /etc/fstab as well.
    When you mount a volume don't mount it to /mnt but to a subdirectory of
    /mnt or anywhere else. You will have to create this directory before
    mounting. Then you need to specify the filesystem with -t in the mount
    command. For an ext3 partition:

    Code:
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    mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt/something
    --------------------

    And for ntfs:

    Code:
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    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/something
    --------------------

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  4. #4
    bolvadur NNTP User

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    supertimorplusfort;1922684 Wrote:
    > Hi. Please post the output of "fdisk -l" and "mount" and maybe your
    > /etc/fstab as well.


    oh *insertCurseWords* I forgot to say that the partitions are not
    selected to be auto mounted, so by default they should not be in fstab.

    fdisk does not work for some reason

    Code:
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    fdisk -l
    fdisk: command not found
    --------------------




    I did not think of having type as flag but it works perfectly after
    making a folder with me as a user and 777 rights, with the standard 731
    (rwxr-xr-x ) dolphin didn't display any files even though I could ls
    everything on the terminal.


    So thank you very much for your help.

    now I just have to find out why it doesnt mount from dolphin (and why I
    cannot run dolphin as super user). but Im happy I have always just used
    scripts to mount partitions any way

    # dolphin


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  5. #5
    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

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    > fdisk does not work for some reason

    Only root can run fdisk on openSUSE. And I think only root can mount
    volumes.


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  6. #6
    bolvadur NNTP User

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    supertimorplusfort;1922718 Wrote:
    > Only root can run fdisk on openSUSE. And I think only root can mount
    > volumes.

    indeed. that is why I was trying to launch dolphin as root.

    $ is user and # is root in standard bash prompt isn't it? I am confused
    why this isn't in opensuse

    *added*
    how do I mark the thread as solved?


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  7. #7
    rjwilmsi NNTP User

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    See 'sump.org: KDE4: USB stick access fails with
    Hal.Device.PermissionDeniedByPolicy' (http://www.sump.org/notes/36/)
    there's no need to be root to mount a USB pen drive etc.


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