How can I use a USB stick to back up my files... I keep getting "root"-related errors
I want to carry a USB stick with me to sync my files between multiple PC's that have LMDE Xfce on them.
I used GParted to format the entire space as ext4, primary. I then copied some files from the /home folder on my PC to the USB stick.
Now I can't even open the files unless I open the USB stick as "root", I can't copy them to my /home folder unless I also open my /home folder as root, and once they're copied, I can't access them unless I open the /home folder as root to view them. (The specific error I am getting is "You do not have the permissions necessary to open the file"
Unfortunately, I can't just start over with setting up the USB stick "correctly", because I am already in a situation where I need to restore some files from the USB stick to my PC.
First Question: How can I recover my files from my USB stick and make them accessible on my PC again without logging in as root each time I need to view or edit them?
Second Question: What is the correct way to set up a USB stick for simple transfer of files between two linux boxes?
Last edited by OmegaD; 02-10-2012 at 05:36 PM.