I have a disk, that has only one primary partition and that I want to be mount with permissions of the user for the contained files.

The mount point has the following permissions:

drwxr-xr-x 2 myself myself 4096 Jul 10 11:37 hdd4p1

The /etc/fstab contains the following entry:

/dev/sdd1   /home/myself/hdd4p1   ext4    rw,suid,dev,exec,auto,user,users,async  0   2

But when I mount it with:

mount hdd4p1

It changes the ownership of the mount point to root:

drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 10 12:31 hdd4p1/

I have also tried default mount options and mounting with sudo, but it also changed the ownership to root.


I myself had attemped this. And all you have to do is use the sudo chown <user>:<group> -R /your/mountpoint.If you would to mount to FAT32 filesystem, then you would need to change your /etc/fstab file.

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  • I recommend making the stackexchange account next time. – Sławek Śpiewak Jul 10 '17 at 11:21
  • I tried changing first the ownership recursively, but it did not help. – user3174454 Jul 10 '17 at 11:27
  • Did you mount the filesystem as readonly? That could be a problem. Also notice the sudo before the command. – Sławek Śpiewak Jul 10 '17 at 11:33
  • If you think somebody solved the question, please click the tick below number of votes. (do not accidentally downvote the answer). – Sławek Śpiewak Jul 12 '17 at 11:07
  • Sorry it's sudo chown -R <user>:<group> /your/mountpoint my bad. – Sławek Śpiewak Jul 13 '17 at 7:44

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