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udisks provides a daemon that implements interfaces that can be used to enumerate and perform operations on storage devices and a cli tool - udisksctl, to query and use the daemon.

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udisksctl: get loop device and mount point without resorting to parsing localized output?

udisksctl is my tool of choice when dealing with file system images (recent example, but I've been doing this all over the place). The dance typically looks like fallocate -l ${img_size} filesystem....
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How to change default automount USB path to /mnt/sdXX?

Default mount path with udisks2, udiskie is /media/XXXXX On some distributions /media/user/XXXXXX How to change automount path for USB drives to a shorter /mnt/sdb1 /mnt/sdc2 etc. With udisks2, ...
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Hide docker mounts from udisks / file explorer

Recently, I moved my docker data from /var/lib/docker to the home directory: /home/me/data/docker. Since then, I see mounted storages in my file explorer (Nemo). I've tried to google for udisks rules ...
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How to modify/extend USB device access permissions in Debian?

I have a PC with Debian 10. I need the USB drives to have broader permissions than those given by default by the system. I will give an example: with the user "john" being authenticated, ...
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udisksctl command (udisks package) does not work on NixOS after upgrade to 22.11

What I get when trying to mount an external drive: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdb1 The program 'udisksctl' is not in your PATH. You can make it available in an ephemeral shell by typing: ...
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Why is NTFS has a dirty mark and why can't NTFS3 mount dirty NTFS partitions?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NTFS#Unable_to_mount_with_ntfs3_with_partition_marked_dirty When a NTFS partition is marked dirty, NTFS3 cannot mount this on linux But NTFS-3G (and also Windows) can ...
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Udiskie: org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Error.NotAuthorizedCanObtain

I'm trying to run udiskie and udisks2's udisksctl to mount an SD card without root privileges. System is Debian, CL-only, headless: $ udiskie-mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 --verbose DEBUG [2023-04-04 00:35:15,...
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btrfs mount with compress fails with udisksctl but succeeds with mount?

$ sudo mkfs.btrfs -fL borgbackups /dev/vgxubuntu/borgbackups $ udisksctl mount -o compress=ztsd:15 -b /dev/mapper/vgxubuntu-borgbackups Error mounting /dev/dm-3: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.UDisks2....
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udisks excluding system global mount options when mounting

I have updated my embedded linux, but the udisksctl does not work as expected anymore. If I try to mount a ext4 formatted flash drive I get the following error: root@system:~# udisksctl mount -b /dev/...
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Automount as another user (not logged)

When I plug a USB Key on my desktop install of a redhat fork, USB is automounted as /run/media//. I would like that plugged removable device will be automounted for another logged user (not the ...
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udiskctl loop-setup automatically mounts the image without asking

I need to just set up a loop device without automatically mounting the device. I need to mount afterwards because the ISO contains some hidden files. How do I prevent udisksctl from automatically ...
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Run backup script after systemd automounts specific USB device

I need to run a script after a specific USB stick is mounted, particulary, to perform a backup. I've seen many (and old) posts that mount devices inside udev rules, however modern OSes already have ...
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Mounting drive as unpriviliged user with systemd mount unit or systemd-mount

Is there any way to mount an external drive as an unpriviliged user, either with a pre-defined mount unit or with a transiently generated one with systemd-mount? If I write a file run-media-myuser-...
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Allow udisksctl loop-setup without authentication for specific users

I have some tests that verify the behavior of a program under conditions where it runs out of disk space. Previously I've used dd to create a small-ish file then mkfs to make a filesystem on it, then ...
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mount usb drive without sudo

In the terminal I have to use sudo mount, otherwise it says operation not permitted. But in the file explorer (started normally, without sudo) I can mount by pressing the icon next to the external ...
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How to tell systemctl to automatically unmount a drive if it's idle and remove directory after unmounting?

I have this entry in fstab: LABEL=cache /disks/cache ext4 rw,user,x-mount.mkdir,relatime,noauto,errors=remount-ro,x-systemd.idle-timeout=120min 0 0 What I expoect to do is: to mount the disk with ...
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In search for good practices: Mounting disks

I think I did many terrible things at the past, empty directories everywhere, whatever priviledges they had and even mounting a fs inside other mounted fs. Now I want to make the things right and ask ...
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Overriding udisks2 /media/$USER/mount with custom fixed mount point for specific volume, under Debian Buster

I am using Debian Buster, 10.7, and I am relatively new to udev/udisks2/systemd and have been making a effort to get to know them better and have learned quite a lot, though I cannot seem to figure ...
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x-gvfs-show: Cannot display second hard drive left side of nautilus

I am trying to get fstab option x-gvfs-show to work as expected on my default installation of Debian/buster/amd64. I did stumble upon: What is the difference between mounting in fstab and by mounting ...
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Change the name of the mountpoint used by udisks2

The default name is /run/media/$USER/<UUID>. Instead of UUID, I want it to use the partlabel (if it exists), which means I want to change the mountpoint's name to /run/media/$USER/<partlabel&...
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Change default mount point for udisks

KDE Plasma on Arch Linux mounts removable devices to /run/media/[user]/* by default, but, as I had an Ubuntu derivative before, I need it to be mounted to /media/[user] because of the symlinks and ...
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udisks2: Use a specific mount point when mounting from file manager on-demand

I have an internal partition that I do not automount using fstab, but mount on-demand from the file manager by clicking on the partition icon, using udisks2. This setup works great, except that ...
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Format a Thumb drive with an OS Partition

I have a thumb drive with a partion containing a bootable POP-OS image. I'd like to reclaim this space and just use as a thumb drive, but in "Disks" utility in POP_OS, if I try to delete: &...
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Speeding up udisks2.service in linux

I'm analyzing the systemd and I want to improve my system's booting speed.The number one service in the blame list of systemd-analyze by a clear gap is udisks2.service with almost 10 seconds ( those ...
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Change File Permissions inside an Image File in Linux

I have an application (running in an IDE under my user account) that does the following: It creates an empty file with ~1GiB size. It calls mkfs on this file (btrfs currently, but may change in ...
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How to allow non-root users to mount bitlocker encrypted external drives?

As a non-root user I would like to be able to mount external hard drives which have been encrypted with microsoft bitlocker. The admin (with root access) can set something up if I can tell him how to ...
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Spin down of Icy Box Raid Enclosure not working

I am running Ubuntu server 18.04 and I am using an ICY BOX IB-RD2253-U31 enclosure with two WD Black disks (no NAS disks) in RAID 1 mode (mirror). I want to put the two disks in sleep mode / spin ...
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Service 'org.freedesktop.UDisks2' does not exist

I am using Debian Sid, with OpenRC init system. I have installed the latest udisks2 (2.8.4), as well as qdbus-qt5. Earlier (an unspecified time before this error popper up), I was able to query org....
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Why "udisksctl" and "mount -o loop" giving different root permissions after mounting?

I am trying to mount an iso using udisksctl and it appears that the bash scripts inside these are having only read permission [root@hostname ~]# udisksctl loop-setup -r -f /root/test.iso Mapped file /...
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Automount LVM logical volume with a udev rule and udisks2

I want to automatically mount an LVM logical volume on an external drive as soon as it is connected to the computer. The solution I choose here is to use udev to detect plug in events and udisks2 to ...
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Setting disk ownership when Nemo mounts a hot-plugged USB block-device?

How does one control automount ownership, i.e. the mount 'seat' ownership? In Nemo's left pane, under Devices, manually clicking on a plugged-in, but not yet mounted, USB memory device, cause it to ...
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Removable volume not appearing in file managers

Neither Nautilus, Caja or Thunar show my removable storage device in the list of devices. I can mount it manually using udisksctl: $ udisksctl mount --block-device /dev/sdd1 Mounted /dev/sdd1 at /...
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Corrupted SD card is readonly and not mounting

I'm having issues trying to recover a corrupted micro-SD card (not the data, just the card). I think it was formated to be part of the internal storage of an Android phone when that was an option. # ...
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How to power on an external hard-drive after powering it off?

When I "safely remove" an external hard-drive from my file-manager (Thunar), the whole hard-drive is powered off and disappears from /dev. Therefore, I guess that under the hood, this is done by ...
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Configure udisks permission

On my Debian Stretch, my USB drive is auto-mounted on login, AFAICT. It is placed under /media/currentuser/DRIVENAME. I suppose udisks takes care of this (but I could be wrong). No entry in fstab ...
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Is udisks2 able to mount anything the command "mount" can? Can I mount smb shares for instance?

I know that udisks2 can be used to mount filesystems. But what kind of filesystems? By reading information around this is not completely clear to me. Can I only mount local filesystems? Or can I ...
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Provide password to udisks to unlock LUKS-encrypted device

Currently, I do this to mount my encrypted thumbdrive: # Works! pass thumbdrive-password | # get device password entry from password manager head -n 1 | # get the device password itself sudo ...
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udisks - automatic mounting partitions at startup

Update: I posted an answer following @sourcejedi's tip! I installed OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 and Rosa Linux R10 on the same PC. And I noticed that unlike previous systems (I used Mageia 5, Rosa R9), ...
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polkit rules not recognized raspbian stretch

I'm running a raspbian stretch and I want to grant every member of group user the right to mount and unmount usb-pendrives Therefore I installed: udisks2 I created a *.rules file /usr/share/polkit-1/...
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systemd - how to power on USB drive? [duplicate]

With udisksctl I'm able to power-off device: udisksctl power-off --block-device /dev/sdd But how can I power it back ON from commandline?
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udisks2 - acl can't get write permissions for a regular user

External storage devices are successfully mounted to /run/media/myuser/ via udisks2 (udisksd service). I can read data from devices. However I can NOT write to them. I'm trying to edit directory ACLs ...
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I have udisks2 but no rules file to edit

I wanted to add some rules to udisks2 by adding them to /etc/udev/rules.d/99-udisks2.rules as suggested in various sources. However, this file does not exist on my system in that folder. I have ...
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udisks SMART / APM stopped working?

I have a laptop with the accursed Western Digital hard drive. I have used SMART to look at Load/Unload cycles (smartctl -a|grep Load). They increase too fast towards the 300,000 lifetime limit. I ...
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Working example of udisks2 (udisksctl) mount with tmpfs [closed]

A Google search for '+udisksctl +tmpfs' returned no hits. I've tried many, many variants on this but all of them fail. Here's my current best guess: udisksctl mount -t tmpfs --options size=100 -b /...
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How did GNOME avoid mounting my Windows Recovery USB drive?

Sequence: Create Windows 10 Recovery Drive (USB drive). Eject drive from Windows. Now use a Linux, with the USB drive plugged in. (The next step would be to open GNOME Disks, ensure the filesystem ...
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Installing udisks2 ejects sdcard

When installing udisks2 package on debian stable (using apt), at the "setting up" step, the sdcard gets ejected. The problem is, the process is running from the sdcard (chroot environment). I get ...
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Automount local drives on boot and hot-plug

I am trying to automatically mount all readable internal and external drives on boot and on hot-plug if they are not already mounted, preferably as a non-root user. I cannot use fstab to do this ...
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Is there a way to ask udisksctl to list all partitions and block devices?

I saw https://stackoverflow.com/questions/200960/find-all-storage-devices-attached-to-a-linux-machine#201091 and while that is cool, I am/was wondering if it can be similarly achieved by using ...
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udisks2 doesn't clean up mount points on shutdown

If I shut down my computer while a device that was mounted by udisks is still mounted, the folder where it was mounted still remains. If I then mount that device again later, a '1' will be appended to ...
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How to cause udisksctl to act for another user?

Logged in as the root user, udisksctl mount mounts my device at /media/root/mydevice. Alternately, logged in as another user, udisksctl mount mounts my device at /media/anotheruser/mydevice. So far, ...
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