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Re: SanDisk USB stick problem

On Tue, 2020-12-08 at 16:21 -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > > > Others have suggested reformatting, but maybe a more
> > > > constructive path
> > > > forward is to return the bugger, complaining that it doesn't
> > > > work.
> > 
> > That seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
> > Presumably
> > the stick was bought for some purpose.
> If you never complain&return those products broken-by-design, the
> companies will keep bringing them to the market.

But in this case the product isn't broken. The bundled Windows security
software on the USB stick is a red herring, it certainly doesn't
'break' the USB stick.

The OPs problem is he's trying to chown something on a FAT filesystem,
and the FAT format doesn't have the concept of different ownership.
Linux just sets an owner for the whole filesystem when it is mounted,
so to have different owner you would need to mount it differently.
(Don't ask me how, my GUI just mounts removable media when I click on
it with ownership by me, which is what I want).


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