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USB HD permissions query

Hello All,

I'm curious as to why, when I change the filesystem type to ext3 on a
USB hard drive, I cannot write to the drive from normal user space,
only root access is allowed.

Changing the filesystem back to VFAT allows the writes to proceed
without problem.  A bit of investigating shows that as ext3 the drive
gets mounted root/root, but as VFAT it gets mounted as
<username>/root.  So, that explains the read only status, but it does
beg the question;  Why the difference in UID/GID when changing

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