Disk mounter lists internal hard disk partitions

Bug #211625 reported by Aaron Bentley on 2008-04-04
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-mount

One of my internal hard disk partitions, /dev/sda1, is listed by the disk mounter applet. Gutsy didn't list it, so I consider this a regression. I do not think it is common to unmount filesystems located on internal hard drives.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

can you please do

  lshal > /tmp/hal.txt

and attach hal.txt here?

Changed in gnome-mount:
status: New → Incomplete
Aaron Bentley (abentley) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks. Seems hal has the correct properties for hotpluggable/removable, and file system usage. This is either a bug in gvfs, or in the drivemount applet itself. Seb, do you know how the applet is supposed to behave? What kind of partitions should it show?

Generally it does make sense nowadays to show internal hard disk partitions in the applet, since we now have UI to deal with them.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

It's debatable if this is actually a bug. Does the applet's button for the internal drive work for you correctly? I. e. can you use it to mount, umount, and browse the drive?

Changed in gnome-vfs2:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

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Martin Pitt wrote:
> It's debatable if this is actually a bug.

Well, it didn't list it before, and it's not something I ever want to
do. I don't want it taking up my limited applet space.

> Does the applet's button for
> the internal drive work for you correctly? I. e. can you use it to
> mount, umount, and browse the drive?

No, I can't use it to mount or unmount the drive:
"You are not privileged to unmount the volume 'IBM_PRELOAD'.
umount: only root can unmount UUID=C2F4AD5AF... from /mnt/ntfs"

I can browse the drive, but that's a secondary function.

Aaron
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

does gnomevfs-ls computer: lists the same devices? this applet should be ported to gvfs so it's not likely that we will spend lot of efforts changing gnome-vfs to match user needs there

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

are those drives listed in fstab too?

Aaron Bentley (abentley) wrote :

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Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> are those drives listed in fstab too?

Yes.

Aaron
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

confirming the fstab mounts are listed in gnome-vfs, not sure we will spend work on changing that though since the applications are being ported to gvfs now

Changed in gnome-vfs2:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Aaron Bentley (abentley) wrote :

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Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> confirming the fstab mounts are listed in gnome-vfs, not sure we will
> spend work on changing that though since the applications are being
> ported to gvfs now

Sigh. I suppose it wasn't feasible to provide gnome-vfs via gvfs?

Aaron
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could be possible but that would really not be trivial and upstream prefers to spend efforts porting the applications to the new stack

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