Fedora – Mount partition without authentication

This article is for Fedora Gnome Shell users, who does not wish to enter root password while mounting partition as normal user.

You need to search & replace auth_admin_keep with yes from the following file.


Or use following command

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

Once you are done with changes, you’ll not be prompted to enter root password for authentication.

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