Cannot mount volume on Linux OS

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Hi all,

I started using Linux OS and I am a new user of this OS. This may be something normal but I have to ask.

When I connect USB or iPod I got an error message. What should I do?

Thank you Rene


Cannot mount volume.

Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied.


A security policy in place prevents this sender from sending this message to this recipient, see message bus configuration file (rejected message had interface "org.freedesktop.

Hal.Device.Volume” member" Mount" error name “(unset)” destination “org.freedesktop.Hal”)

Best Answer by Dexter Alberto
Answered By 0 points N/A #117323

Cannot mount volume on Linux OS


You are getting this error because you are logged in as a user which does not belong to plugdev group.  You can confirm it by following directory :


it will surely gives you following results

CONSOLE_GROUPS floppy:audio:cdrom:video:plugdev

This issue will be fixed when you log in through /bin/login or by adding /etc/login.defs to session manager that you are using like KDM or GDM.


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Best Answer
Answered By 0 points N/A #117324

Cannot mount volume on Linux OS


Hi Reenee,

In order to have all the privileges to mount drives in Linus OS, you must be mounting the drives as root user. Mount command is generally restricted to the root user. After mounting the drives, you must specify the destination folder.

You can type help in the Linux command prompt window to get the way forward on how to write code for mounting drives and specifying the destination directory.

You can also try and press ALT+F2 and type gksu gedit /etc/fstab. This code will open /etc/fstab/ in Gedit with root privileges and the proceed from there. The aim is to get root privileges to mount the drives.

Thank you.


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