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Old 02-17-2016, 04:55 AM   #1
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USB Permissions?


I've been using Linux Mint for some time now, and the problem of USB permissions is a continuing headache.
I have read and tried all the suggestions given on similar threads, all to no avail.
How is it that some USB sticks work okay, that is copying and pasting, while other sticks require me to copy etc through sudo nemo?
Is it the computer/OS at fault, or is it the USB sticks? If it's the sticks then how do other more experienced users format them to work correctly?
Not being able to drag & drop quickly is a real inconvenience (I'm a writer).

Thanks,

gael.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 07:12 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by gael33 View Post
I've been using Linux Mint for some time now, and the problem of USB permissions is a continuing headache.
I have read and tried all the suggestions given on similar threads, all to no avail.
How is it that some USB sticks work okay, that is copying and pasting, while other sticks require me to copy etc through sudo nemo?
Is it the computer/OS at fault, or is it the USB sticks? If it's the sticks then how do other more experienced users format them to work correctly?
Not being able to drag & drop quickly is a real inconvenience (I'm a writer).

Thanks,

gael.
Hi Gael,

I haven't come across this problem with Linux Mint 17.3 KDE. It might be Cinnamon-related. If you don't get any joy from here then you should give http://forums.linuxmint.com/ a go.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 07:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by gael33 View Post
I've been using Linux Mint for some time now, and the problem of USB permissions is a continuing headache.
I have read and tried all the suggestions given on similar threads, all to no avail.
How is it that some USB sticks work okay, that is copying and pasting, while other sticks require me to copy etc through sudo nemo?
Is it the computer/OS at fault, or is it the USB sticks? If it's the sticks then how do other more experienced users format them to work correctly?
Not being able to drag & drop quickly is a real inconvenience (I'm a writer).

Thanks,

gael.
I think it depends on the filesystem that is on the USB stick.

FATx - should be no problem. There is NO security on those, anyone can write/delete/...
NTFS - depends on how it is mounted. It is possible for it to be mounted overriding what little security may be on it...
 
Old 02-17-2016, 10:41 AM   #4
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Hi Gael,

I haven't come across this problem with Linux Mint 17.3 KDE. It might be Cinnamon-related. If you don't get any joy from here then you should give http://forums.linuxmint.com/ a go.
Yes, I've written the same message on the Linux Mint Forum.
Thanks for your reply it was helpful.

gael.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
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I think it depends on the filesystem that is on the USB stick.

FATx - should be no problem. There is NO security on those, anyone can write/delete/...
NTFS - depends on how it is mounted. It is possible for it to be mounted overriding what little security may be on it...
All the sticks I use are Fat32. I'm not a techie, I'm a writer, so when I hit the buffers with my computer I normally ask for help and follow the experts instructions when I'm able, I've found that safer than making a complete botch up. Usually the guys on the forums like a challenge and are more than happy to help, plus I am always grateful to the youngsters who like to help an old codger (70) like me.

thanks,

gael.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 11:35 AM   #6
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It depends on whether you need to access your usb sticks with Windows. I don't, so after a few problems in the early days, the ones I use for backing-up now are all re-formatted to ext2 using gparted.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 12:17 PM   #7
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It depends on whether you need to access your usb sticks with Windows. I don't, so after a few problems in the early days, the ones I use for backing-up now are all re-formatted to ext2 using gparted.
I formatted all my USB sticks to be compatible with my wife's Windows computer and of course my publisher who only uses Windows. vFat (Fat32) is compatible with most if not all computer systems. The stick in question is Fat32. The mind boggles .
 
Old 02-17-2016, 12:22 PM   #8
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Hi.

Also, depends on what state it is left in? E.g: when I bought this laptop tried out microcoughed-windblow$-10 for a second (before wiping it off the face of my planet) I often had to log out of Linux back to the other and then log out again or again to gain access for Linux to NTFS?

This should help tho: https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorial...sions-in-linux have fun!

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Old 02-17-2016, 12:22 PM   #9
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Some USB sticks may be partitioned, I. E. there will be two nodes when the stick is inserted, say sdb and sdb1, the filesystem is on sdb1. Some USB sticks may be used as raw device, meaning the filesystem is created on sdb.
 
Old 02-17-2016, 06:25 PM   #10
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Okay, I got another post from the Linux Mint Forum and was told to remove 'usbmount'
I removed it from the terminal, rebooted the computer and the problem is fixed.
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove usbmount

Thanks to everyone who responded with help.
I really appreciated it.

gael.

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