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Old 05-11-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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fedora 7: autofs is not mounting USB flash drive or DVD ROM drive


Hi all,

I can not get my machine to auto mount dvds or my usb flash drive. I installed SELinux when i installed most everything else. I don't typically load data on to the box via dvd (or usb for that matter), typically via network, so I did not notice this problem till now. I wanted to rip a music cd and on another occasion i wanted to get a python file onto my box that i happened to have on my usb flash drive. Both times I received an access error. I believe these were related to SELinux. My knowledge of SELinux runs about this deep: I know its good for securing my machine. Unfortunately my machine is now secure from me =0(. I disabled selinux and rebooted. I still do not see autofs mounting CDs or my flash drive. When I insert a disk or connect the flash drive the "what would you like to do with this open, rip music, etc" window pops up, so at some level the event is being seen by my box. Yet if I look under /media i do not find anything mounted. There is an icon on my desktop of a cd. If I open it in xwindows it is an empty folder at /media.

I'm guessing SElinux has done something to my box and i do not know how to fix it. I know nothing about SElinux and little about autofs.

after I insert the CD /var/log/messages says:
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automount[4213]: lookup_read_master: lookup(nisplus): couldn't locat nis+ table auto.master
after I insert the usb flash drive a window saying the following appears:
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A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume" member "Mount" error name "(unset)" destination "org.freedesktop.Hal")
any help would be appreciated.

thanks.

S
 
Old 05-11-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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Hi Hewson, Are you a member of the plugdev and cdrom groups? Is messagebus running?
Code:
service messagebus status
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-11-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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Hi Hewson, Are you a member of the plugdev and cdrom groups? Is messagebus running?
Code:
service messagebus status
Good luck. ;-)
Hi Peacedog

I am running Fedora 7. My /etc/group file does not contain either of those groups. messagebus is running.


Anything else I could check / try?

thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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Hi Hewson, This may be your answer. Hope that gets it.
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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