Originally Posted by mike11
Adding an entry to /etc/fstab doesn't make sense since, as I understand, fstab is supposed to be for non-removable drives only.
I try to avoid using automounts for removable disks as some times had similar problems.
No /etc/fstab is not only for non-removable devices. If you like check my fstab for a removable usb stick (fat32):
<file system>||<mount point>||<type>||<options>||<dump>||<pass>
(sorry for the very bad quoting but using || as a separator was the best I could make up).
I have made myself member of group user and mount is done as simple as:
If you have ext2,ext3,ext4 or any other filesystem just replace auto (in <type>)
I use openbox so I have no automounter running in the background, but I think using an entry similar to mine (mount point could be anything you want i.e. /mnt/sdX which you create as root but i thing you know all these...)
You can also try to just make yourself member of user group and replace owner (delete group?) with "user". It might do the trick.