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Re: Setting a USB for multi usages




On 01/12/2019 05:58 AM, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
Hi,

Now at mounting, I have a strange behavior: polki requires a root password
to mount both the Debian partition and the data partition. I use Debian sid
with MATE desktop.

If the partitions are recognized by the Linux kernel (i.e. show up as
/dev/sdb1, sdb2, sdb3) then the partition table is ok.

Password questions for mounting USB sticks seem to be normal.
Google "polkit mount password" yields plenty of discussions and proposals.
Maybe one of our fellow group members can shorten your search for the
right one.


As one who has had many problems with privileges/permissions/etc issues, "polkit" is the keyword.

I did the suggested search and found:
   http://smcv.pseudorandom.co.uk/2015/why_polkit/
and
   https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Polkit#For_specific_actions

They briefly summarize the problem system designers faced and hint at how a user could approach solving the problems in particular use case.

Wish someone had pointed me to polkit a long time ago.