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How to mount a USB stick as a non-root user with write permission

So you want to use a USB stick or a USB hard drive, and you don’t want to mount it as root every time? Why would you want to do this? It’s a hassle to mount the USB stick using sudo every time – you have to type the root password, and you have to specify all the mount options each time you ¬†mount it. The permissions on a FAT32 USB stick or drive don’t…


How to Mount Windows or Samba Shares Permanently

This howto describes how to mount Windows CIFS (SMB) shares permanently. The shares might be hosted on a Windows computer/server, or on a Linux/UNIX server running Samba. This document also applies to SMBFS shares, which are similar to CIFS but are deprecated and should be avoided if possible (link). This attribution is based on the original Ubuntu document (link), written by Contributors to the Ubuntu documentation wiki. (This document does not describe how to host…


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How to automatically make your Windows drives become available to Linux on startup.

Here’s a handy utility that will save you any technical nastiness. It’ll make your Windows drives (partitions) show up in the Ubuntu file manager so you don’t have to mount them by hand each time you want to access them. 1. Launch the Synaptic Package Manager or the Ubuntu Software Centre. 2. Search for¬†‘NTFS Configuration Tool’ 3. Install it. 4. Once installed make sure any drive you wish to Auto-mount is unmounted. Do this either…