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Disable entering root password everytime while mounting on Fedora 20

asked 2014-06-23 09:42:52 -0500

gowthamgts gravatar image

updated 2014-06-26 23:43:11 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

How do I disable entering root password everytime on mounting NTFS partitions in Fedora 20? I searched for the file org.freedesktop.udisks.policy but I cannot find one.

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answered 2014-06-23 12:15:45 -0500

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updated 2015-07-18 16:12:14 -0500

You can do this, by adding your own rule (.pkla) file with appropriate content at the appropriate location.

sudo gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/10-mount-without-password.pkla

it will open an empty file. Add the following content inside and replace USERNAME with the actual user name of yours.

[storage group mount override]

Save the document, and it should work instantly (without the need of logout or reboot or anything).

For Fedora 22

Open a terminal as root (or connect as root) and execute the following commands one by one (you can copy-paste from here).

cp /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy.bak


sed -i 's/auth_admin_keep/yes/g' /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.udisks2.policy

If you encounter any problems during editing/changing this file, try to set selinux in permissive mode, then reboot and try again with the commands.

sed -i 's/enforcing/permissive' /etc/sysconfig/selinux
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If you set it up to automount using gnome disks, you don't need to enter the password again and again. Gnome handles it via polkit IIRC. I haven't tested NTFS partitions in a while, though.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-26 23:42:57 -0500 )edit

Fantastic. Not the sort of thing a person could ever figure out themselves, and a constant frustration in Fedora. Thank-you, NikTh.

Steve HHH gravatar imageSteve HHH ( 2015-05-29 00:03:42 -0500 )edit

Nice, works also on Fedora 24.

freetomik gravatar imagefreetomik ( 2016-09-22 08:02:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-10-05 11:51:08 -0500

sed -i 's/enforcing/permissive' /etc/sysconfig/selinuxsed: -e expression #1, char 22: unterminated `s' command

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