Should not re-mount all connected drives on startup

Bug #507309 reported by Daniel Richard G.
This bug affects 3 people
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usb-creator (Ubuntu)
usb-creator (Unity Linux)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

This report is a spinoff of Bug #445810, and addresses usb-creator as shipped with Karmic.

usb-creator has a strange quirk in that when it starts up, it (re)mounts all unmounted partitions on all connected USB drives---even those drives on which the "Safely remove drive" operation has been performed, but are still plugged into the USB bus. This is with icons and everything on the desktop; this is clearly some sort of interaction with udev, similar to what occurs when a USB drive is plugged in.

I am filing this report to request that this "mount everything" behavior be removed. It is inappropriate for usb-creator to do this, not least because it may then go on to perform destructive operations on some of these newly-mounted filesystems!

komputes (komputes)
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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carolyn suzanne bornn (christianity) wrote :

It does not allow a person to use a password in order to Mount and makes one's computer defective.

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Daniel Richard G. (skunk) wrote :

Hi Carolyn,

This bug concerns usb-creator specifically, not the general USB 3.0 mounting behavior of Linux. Please do not mark this bug as a duplicate of #792085.

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