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Old 07-13-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
sourabh.sinha
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Fedora 13 can't auto mount windows partition anymore


Hello,
Yesterday I installed lots of stuffs in my fedora 13 and I don't know whether the problem is due to any of those! Let me describe the problem below.
My laptop is dual boot, it has Windows-7 and Fedora 13. Till day-before-yesterday Fedora could detect/auto-mount Windows partition. Since yesterday I notice Fedora can't auto-mount Windows partition anymore (though sometimes after boot [but not always] it shows the windows file-system icon under 'Places' menu in gnome desktop, but when I click on the icon it says no "Unable to mount. Authentication is required"!). Previously it used to ask me the root password when I clicked on the windows icon. Apparently when I log in as root I can access Windows!
Now, I sort of fixed the problem by editing a line (basically mounting windows in my /mnt/sda2 folder; commnad: '/dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2 ntfs-3g defaults 0 0') in /etc/fstab file, and on rebooting it auto mounts windows. The thing I don't like is the fact that now it does not ask me for password it used to (which I think is important). Any suggestion to bring back the password prompt? I would also like to know if any of you had this problem before and if you have solved it without manually creating mount point for windows and editing /etc/fstab file.
Thanks,
Sourabh
 
Old 07-13-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Yesterday I installed lots of stuffs in my fedora 13
what is " lots of stuffs" I have no clue as to what YOU installed
what dose the yum log say was installed ?
/var/log/yumlog
 
Old 07-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
sourabh.sinha
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Hi John,
Here I attach yum.log file. Thanks for replying.
~Sourabh
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File Type: log yum.log (64.6 KB, 6 views)
 
Old 07-13-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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what the heck did you install EVERYTHING
i see things for Gnmoe, KDE , xfce, QT 4 and QT 3
ruby ,qtruby, py-ruby bindings
imagemagick and graficsmagick
ScientificPython ??

full perl( including the kitchen sink )
and i can not remember the last time i needed this " gcc-gfortran "


i would uninstall things you will never use first .
 
  


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