Edit 2: – MYSTERY! Read post below this one –
Edit 1: – SOLVED ISSUE #2. Thank you @Narcosis –
Sorry, I jumped the gun. I should have checked for similar issues. The following instructions solved my issue. I now mount the USB drives to my user space.
– Original Post Below –
I have a fresh install of Zorin OS 17 and I’m loving it with the exceptions listed below.
- My external monitor does not work even with the latest NVidia drivers, in X11 or Wayland.
- Trouble using USB disks (expanded below as this has priority over the issue #1)
I’m experiencing an issue with not being able to mount or unmount USB drives. I have tried 2 different drives that used to work in Elementary OS and in various USB ports but nothing helps. It says I need root access to mount or unmount the drives. The “disks” app indicated that the drive was owned by root.
Gparted shows a warning message when I attempt to format the drives to fat32. I can format to NTFS or ext4. However, if I use ext4 then the command line mount command complains about the drive type when using the following command:
sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/sdb1 /media/usb -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000
What formatting should I be using for backup disks for my home folder as well as for Timeshift backups? Should it be ext4 or fat32 or some other format?
I have attached hwinfo output for your reference as well as a screenshot of the output for “getfacl /media”. What additional information can I give you? Any assistance you can provide will be most appreciated.
Thank you for your help!
hwinfo.txt (4.5 KB)