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for example. now this module is loaded by using "usb-storage" as the modulename (no quotes)...so no path nor .ko in it well, now load these modules (if you haven't build them into kernel, but have them as modules):
I guess the two first should be enough...if the "usb-storage" isn't enough itself after you've modprobed those, check out what sda's you got in your /dev/ (or did you got any) and then just mount what you need.
nice if it works.. and to your question about the umounting of the stick: unless the stick is umounted, there is a real possibility (danger!) to a _data loss_, that means, if you don't umount it, the files you've saved to it may become unworkable or get missing...so I suggest you _do_ umount it when logging out. BUT - if you don't remove it (if you _do_ leave it in the usb-port), and the machine stays powered on, I guess there is no need to umount it. only if you reboot/turn off your PC/plug the stick out, then it's needed to umount.
and about the root privileges...have a look at /etc/fstab file, it should contain a line for your stick, looking somehow like this:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/memstick auto user,noauto,unhide 0 0
(first is device, then the mountpoint, then the used filesystem (auto -> autodetected), then options and dump/pass). you should have this line, where it is told what device it is, where it is mounted when it's mounted, what fs it uses (auto is good), and options - if you specify "user" in options, a user should be able to both mount AND umount the device! noauto means that it's not automatically mounted at boot....so try that one out. remember to put the mountpoint and device paths to what they are in your machine...if you put them wrong, it's nothing dangerous I think but the stick may not mount correctly unless the fstab -file is being corrected (and possibly a reboot is needed?)
so a line in the fstab, like the one above, and then try mounting/umounting as user, should work? not sure..ther might be some other option too which you must enable to let your users u/mount the devices...but try.