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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 ┬ámount it. The permissions on a FAT32 USB stick or drive don’t…


How to use a Mac to create a Linux Live USB Stick and Boot it

Ok, let’s say you are just about to take the plunge and install Linux on your nice shiny Mac but before then you want to test drive how it really works, using a Live distro. There’s a few ways to boot a mac up, firstly there’s the good old CD ROM drive (SuperDrive as you mac fans know it), but guess what? Most of the new MacBook Pro’s etc don’t even have a DVD/CD ROM…