You can use the "umask=" option to allow normal users access. If you are the only user on the computer you could use the "uid=" mount option. You can use either your UID number or your username.
If this usb partition is always present, then you can add a line to /etc/fstab for the partition. Then it will be mounted when you boot up. If it is an externel usb drive, it should be mounted when you plug it in by the udev setup.
Consider using "visudo" to setup the /etc/sudoers command. Then you can use "sudo" before root commands. The /etc/sudoers file is well commented. You can set it up simply by removing one of the example comments and making yourself a member of the wheel group.
Last edited by jschiwal; 06-23-2006 at 05:00 PM.