My ongoing experiences with Ubuntu, and later Mythbuntu, as a media center with MythTV. I'm also using the system for a virtual machine server, a mediawiki server and a general all around home infrastructure base.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

USB thumb drive mounting writable only by root...

I had a thumb drive that was mounting on my Ubuntu laptop OK, but was writable only by root.

Long story short, I figured out it was something about the way it was formatted. When I tried to put the same thumb drive into my Mac, it wouldn't mount it and I had to reformat it. After that it mounted just fine on my Ubuntu laptop and was owned by when when I did so.

Not sure how I formatted it in the first place, but lesson learned is that certain formats mount OK but will not be user writable.
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