Why is mounting a USB disk in a usable manner so difficult?

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Tue Dec 17 18:46:10 UTC 2013

On 13-12-17 07:22 AM, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> On Dec 16, 2013 11:27 PM, "Florian Diesch" <diesch at spamfence.net> wrote:
>> If a file system doesn't support unix style file permission (like NTFS)
>> permissions are emulated and you can change them by mount options but
>> not by using chmod and chown.
> I think you meant to sat FAT/FAT32. NTFS works adequately under Linux, and
> is mostly just missing file system tools.
No, He meant NTFS.  No matter how well NTFS works in Linux, it does not 
support Unix permissions, and in that regard, is handled the same as 
FAT.  (And while you can use NTFS for compatability with Windows, I 
think you have a very loose definition of adequately.  Suffice to say, I 
would not suggest using NTFS *unless* either the filesystem is primarily 
for use by Windows, or Windows compatability is required as well as 
large file (or more exotic file names) support.

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