Udisks is a service that automatically mounts media when it is connected to the computer. The udisks daemon queries devices via the standard d-bus interface present in all freedesktop.org Desktop Environments. Udisks can also be used manually on the command-line to mount and dismount media.

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5.25" floppies won't mount

I have received some research that is on 5. 25" floppies. My mobo supports 5. 25" disks, and, I have the disk drive. I am not trying to use this media long term, I just want the research data. Update ...
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Disk Utility: What's the difference between “Unmount” and “Safe Removal”?

System > Administration > Disk Utility What's the difference between "Unmount Volume" and "Safe Removal"? Say you insert a flash drive and open the Disk Utility UI, if you click on "Safe Removal" you ...
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Is setting default mount options for udisks really not possible?

I want to mount usb drives with option flush (or sync). I'm using Kubuntu 10.10 and as far as I understood udisks is responsible for the mount options. I've read various threads and two solutions ...
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Why are the default permissions for /media/username root:root?

I have tweaked the permissions on /media/username from root:root to username:root [1]. I understand that a user-centric location allows user-centric permissions [2]. But why were the permissions for ...
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How to make the disk utility ask for password before making modifications?

Currently, I can right click any drive that is attached to the system and click format. No password is asked at all while the data is wiped. I can also format any drive from the disk utility. This ...
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How can I change the mount point path while using udisks?

How I can mount my disk with udisks to /media/$USER/%disk_title% instead of to /media/%disk_title%? When I try this: udisks --mount /dev/sda1 It mounts to /media/%disk_title%, but in GUI (file ...
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Nautilus uses different permissions for mounted drives

I've written two bash scripts to give read-only or read/write access to my NTFS partition: read-only access: sudo umount /media/Data_Drive/ sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o ...
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How can I temporarily suspend Nautilus filesystem automounting, without making permanent changes to the system and user configuration?

I have written a tool which automatically formats and copies files to USB flash drives when they are inserted. It needs the drive to be unmounted to format it. Normally Nautilus will automatically ...
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Hide icons encrypted file system partitions in Nautilus

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 from the alternate CD. It has an encrypted root and swap partition. The root partition is visible in Nautilus as 'File Syste' icon. There is another icon "216 GB ...
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How to make nautilus to mount at `/drivename` instead of `/media/drivename`?

I want to mount my other drives (mostly ntfs and fat) on /drivename by clicking on the drive icon in the nautilus side pane, where "drivename" refers to the label of the drive. By default nautilus ...
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Mount a Device Read Only using Udisk w/ Python

So I am writing a python script that is attempting to use UDisk to mount and unmount devices. I'm using something like this: disk_dev_func = dbus.Interface(self.device_obj, ...
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Can I hide a partition in Nautilus for a specific user/group?

I'm trying to hide a partition form a specific group of users in Ubuntu 12.04. I have created a new rule in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-hide-disk.rules with KERNEL="sda3",ENV{UDISKS_PRESENTATION_HIDE}="1" ...
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How to mount drive in /media/userName/ like nautilus do using udisks

As of my current installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Unity, when i click on a drive in nautilus it get mounted in /media/username/mountedDrive i read that nautilus use udisks to do that. Basically i want to ...
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revert/change automount settings in 12.10

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, and now my disk automount as /media/user/uuid When I was on 12.04, it was simply /media/uuid [uuid or label], and I would like to change it back. syslog: Oct 21 ...
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What utility to use to clean up after a disk is suddenly disconnected?

In the event an external hard-drive is physically disconnected and the device is mounted using device-mapper, no cleanup is made. In particular: the directory where the drive was mounted is empty ...
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Set mount options for removable devices on Kubuntu

I share my computer in a multiseat configuration and would like everyone to mount removable devices with a umask of 0 (ie. readable and writeable by all and sundry). Well, ideally just by group disks ...
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Give external USB (ext4) drive a short name

When I plug in my USB hard drive that is formatted with an ext4 partition, the drive is mounted as expected, but at a path that contains the long UUID of the disk; something like: ...
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Can udisks be removed from 14.04 and replaced with the functionality of disk utility from 12.04?

I'm currently testing 14.04 and while there are many things I like about it, the udisks bugs are upsetting. I'm currently running 12.04 on all production systems due to these problems which if I'm not ...
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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script to clear folder/drive on boot

I want to make my own /tmp folder on one of my drives /media/Torrents How would I go about create a script to run on startup applications? I already have this script where it mounts the drive on boot: ...
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Access to NTFS partition WITH authentication

xubuntu allows by default the mounting of an ntfs partition without requesting any kind of authorization. How can I force it to request authorization (fhe same way that synaptic requires authorization ...
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udisks2 cannot create folder in /media/

I cannot mount devices showing up in nautilus listed under devices. Error creating directory `/media/<myusername>': Permission denied I belive this is a udisks2 (permission) issue ... > ...
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Why is different the behavior of udisk and udisk2 in Xubuntu for automounting USB2/3 drives?

I found out that I was unable to automount hdd via usb3.0 in Xubuntu 13.04. At the same time usb2.0 flash card could be mounted automatically. I solved the problem by installing udisks. Now Thunar ...
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Accessing DVD or USB drive [closed]

When I insert a DVD or USB drive into the computer it does not open. Are there additional drivers that I need to install? I know the USB drive is working because I installed Ubuntu using it.
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Conditional program launcher

The problem: I have an external hard drive and sometimes the driver crashes on startup. It does restart after some time. However my torrent client is also in my startup list and all the data is on the ...
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When can I safely unplug an external drive on 12.10?

I have browsed several answers... but none seems to address my question. As reported in bug #1067876 the options to "safely remove" an external drive is gone. No problem! Umount is sufficient for ...
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Unable to mount: exit code 1

I am trying to mount some of my hard drive and USB but getting this error Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: only root can mount /dev/sdd1 on /media/sdd1 how ...
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Encrypted disk won't unlock anymore: Not authorized to perform operation (udisks-error-quark, 4)

In 2012 I used Ubuntu's gnome-disks utility to encrypt an external drive. Last year I was still being able to unlock it. But today I tried again on Ubuntu 2012.04 and gnome-disks says: Error ...
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SSH login wakes spun-down storage drives

I'm running 12.04 on a home server/HTPC, and have several storage drives which spin down using values set in /etc/hdparm.conf. Sometimes, logging in via ssh causes some or all of the drives to wake ...
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Can't automount two partitions at login

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I wanted two of my NTFS partitions automounted on startup, so I followed the instructions on Ubuntu documentation ...
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Unmount partition from script, but keep desktop icon?

I dual boot Xubuntu 12.04 with Windows 8. I have a couple of games installed on the Windows side that also work well under Wine. I have a script that checks to see if the Windows partition is mounted ...
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How to require mount with password of other internal hdd partitions for all mount-style applications (with udev)

I am trying to block access to other partitions with different file systems on the same physical hdd (layout: gpt) by preventing any partition mounting without requiring a password. FSTAB takes care ...
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Is there any way to mount a partition to a defined folder using udisks

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticallyMountPartitions /usr/bin/udisks --mount /dev/disk/by-uuid/1313-F422 Using above tutorial I am happy to mount my other partitions using udisks, but I ...
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mount readable for everyone using udisks-glue

i'm trying to setup automount solution for usb drives on ubuntu 12.04 Server. I decided to use udisks with udisks-glue. Unfortunately when I try to use option user for mounting it fails: udisks ...
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How to set password for hdd partition mounting

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64. I have one extra ext4 partition of 90 GB beside my / partition. I want to ask the user to enter a password whenever he/she tries to mount that extra partition by say ...
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how to mount with udisks to specified directory

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I need a portable solution (to work on various linux systems) and to be in my user's home directory for mounting a partition after login or after boot. From what I searched on ...