I have an issue with Ubuntu 11.10 automounting USB HDDs where the permissions for all files on the mounted volume are set to -rw-r--r-- and I can't change them with chmod.

I don't have the same issue automounting under Mint, all permissions come up as -rwxr-xr-x

which is what I want.

running mount -l from the terminal reveals that the only difference between the Ubuntu and Mint USB HDD mounts is showexec

So I think this is where the issue lies. I have no idea how to modify what Ubuntu does when automounting USB drives, but if I could somehow get it to include the `showexec' command line option then maybe this would fix the problem?

Possibly a modification to /etc/fstab?

Any pointers gratefully received.

  • have just signed up for a superuser account - is there a way of moving the question over? (or should I just cut and paste?)
    – bph
    Feb 15, 2012 at 12:57
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    @Hiett There is a way. Flag it as off-topic. Feb 15, 2012 at 13:05


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