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Since three months I am waiting and searching for a solution to mount a USB stick again.

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 32bit and 64bit Dell machines and I could not really find a useful answer what exactly I need to do being able to mount a USB Stick.

Unable to mount [VolumeName] Not authorized

Can you please point me in the right direction what I need to do/change/adjust being able to mount a USB device again?

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This happened to me when I added a nopasswd user. When I removed that user the problem went away. –  hbdgaf Apr 8 '12 at 21:31
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Can you mount it as root (sudo mount /dev/disk/by-label/whatever /media/wherever)? –  ohno Apr 8 '12 at 22:18
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I think this could be the answer here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB

It says: "If your usb device doesn't appear on your desktop, you should check that your user has the correct privileges. Go to System->Administration->User and Groups, choose the user, click on "Properties", then go to the "User Privileges" tab. You should have the "Access external storage devices automatically" option checked."

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If your USB stick is formatted ntfs make sure you have the NTFS Fuse programs installed.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g ntfsprogs;
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