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    automount thumb drive own by root

    Hi
    I am able to automount my thumb drive on "Ubuntu 12.04.4 " server as ordinary user ( non root). However after mounting the owner was root. drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 2048 Jan 1 1970 PP


    How can change the ownership ?

    The automout file auto.usb was as below.
    #
    # This is an automounter map and it has the following format
    # key [ -mount-options-separated-by-comma ] location
    # Details may be found in the autofs(5) manpage

    #cd -fstype=iso9660,ro,nosuid,nodev :/dev/cdrom

    # the following entries are samples to pique your imagination
    #linux -ro,soft,intr ftp.example.org:/pub/linux
    #boot -fstype=ext2 :/dev/hda1
    #floppy -fstype=auto :/dev/fd0
    #floppy -fstype=ext2 :/dev/fd0
    #e2floppy -fstype=ext2 :/dev/fd0
    #jaz -fstype=ext2 :/dev/sdc1
    #removable -fstype=ext2 :/dev/hddA
    PP -fstype=vfat :/dev/sdi1

    Please help.
    Thanks

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    Re: automount thumb drive own by root

    Welcome to Ubuntu Forums fire-fly2!
    Quote Originally Posted by fire-fly2 View Post
    However after mounting the owner was root.
    Probably because you are mounting it by using a script that is run as root? I'm not familiar with the file you are using to mount it, but normal mounting of Vfat filesystem in my Desktop shows a long list of mounting options for the mount point, while you have defined none -
    Quote Originally Posted by fire-fly2 View Post
    PP -fstype=vfat :/dev/sdi1
    Please try changing it to (copied the options from my mount command output here) -
    Code:
    PP -fstype=vfat,rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks :/dev/sdi1
    I'm sure some of the options can be dropped above, but they seem useful for a vfat filesystem, so try it as it is first. Otherwise the options in bold seem to be important to me.
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