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Apr 21, 2011

Just recently uggraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04... I'm not liking 10.04!!

It's messed with my KMail, and NOW I find that when I insert a USB stick, I get the message:

"An error occurred while accessing '7.4 GiB CANON_DC (vfat) [/media/Ext3]', the system responded: mount: only root can mount /dev/sdi1 on /media/Ext3"

What the H**L happened... in 9.10, I put in the stick, and could instantly view/copy/etc. from it in Krusader...

Same result with a USB HDD...

I've read a bunch of posts, and nothing really says how to have Ubuntu simply mount whatever I give it to read... That's what I'm after... I made myself part of the Admin and root groups, but that only changed the error message to show that the system recognized what device I'd plugged in.

It's the lil' things, and 10.04 seems to have a few... So, tried to mount it:

:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdi1 on /media/Ext3
[sudo] password for dkolars:
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help

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