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I formatted my external USB-drive with GParted to ext2 file system. After that the usb-drive is automounted with root-permission and now I only can write with sudo to the drive. Of course I can change the permissions manually with chmod, but the behavior I want is that by inserting the drive it gets automounted with permission 7 independent of which user is logged in, like an usual usb-drive does. I hope my question is clear enough, if not I'll clarify, just ask me. Thanks in advance!!

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    Try opening nautilus in root, look in /media for the drive, and see if you can change permissions that way. – codesmith Oct 14 '12 at 13:56
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    Try to format it again with Disk Utility. – NickTux Oct 14 '12 at 14:01
  • Dis Utility was a good tip, thx. Now I have r/w access. Anyway if I'm logged in as another user I still cannot cp to this disk. ??? – User 154806 Oct 14 '12 at 16:18

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