Fixing USB Remountable Devices in Minimal CLI Installations

┬áKeep meaning to log this here, as I seem to have to do it every time I do a command line installation. For some reason, USB devices – flash drives, USB hard drives etc, refuse to mount, even with Thunar and volman installed. A repair is required to the PolicyKIt.conf as follows:

sudo nano /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf

and add the following lines in between the <config> tags:

<match action=”org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable”>
<return result=”yes” />
</match>

You will possibly need a reboot to get this working right.

Now your USB devices should automount correctly

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