How do I unsave a Gnome-saved password of my ext3 external USB hard-drive?
I have got an external USB hard-drive with ext3 filesystem. Whenever I would power-on/plug-in this drive, I would be prompted for a password dialog with an additional option to save my password. Tired of entering my password upon every power-on, I decided to save my password one day. However, I now want to go back to the old setting... where I had to manually enter my password. How do I do that?
I first tried changing my old user password ('xxx', that got saved by Gnome/Linux <somewhere>) to something fresh and new ('yyy'), hoping that Gnome/Linux would recognize the password mismatch (between 'xxx' and 'yyy') and prompt me, once again, for the correct/new password. However, Gnome/Linux did nothing! To be able to work in the interim, I have restored my user account password to 'xxx'.
Would greatly appreciate your response. Fyi,
1. my usb drive currently appears mounted as:
/dev/dm-2 on /media/bkupdrive type ext3 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal)
2. I'm using Fedora 9, version - 22.214.171.124-78.2.8.fc9.i686.
Secondly, I'm only now realizing this... My current user id (corresponding to my username 'harry') is 500 in /etc/passwd. Would, then, this mean that if I take my external drive to another user's system/network where I do not have an account just yet, I must request for an account with a userid of 500 in order to be able to access my drive's contents? This may not always be administratively/politically possible, so what are my options here?
Many thanks in advance.
Last edited by simonsharry; 02-14-2009 at 11:51 PM.