Hello Folks. I am in the process of using Linux more than ever before and am -mostly- quite happy with it as my daily use OS. There are others in the household who will also be Linux users as a result of this, and they are not inclined to be as patient as I have been in learning stuff. There are camera cards, MP3 players, USB sticks and existing files stored in NTFS & FAT partitions to be contended with as well. (There will always likely be some on-going win-doze exposure involved too...) The request: In Ubuntu 12.04 - for any/all USB or internal non-Linux drives or partitions, to make them completely ownerless AND permissionless - permanently. This has come about because it is a useless irritant and as much as it irritates me - it will completely infuriate anyone else in our household when they 'just' want to move a document, photo or ebook file and get some sort of refusal instead of it 'just' working as easily as ever before. I have seen all sorts of 'you must not EVER even THINK that' comments in regards to file/folder security; and I am quite aware of possible repercussions - and still, to all of that I say: Fine. Be it upon my own head. I have, and know how to use Redo Backup, so this does NOT worry me at all. Having examined the info at these places: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB#Manually Mounting http://www.overclock.net/t/508594/multiple-owners-ownerlessness http://www.tuxradar.com/answers/669 None of the info is quite complete enough - and I have a big collection of things I use regularly which cause this irritant to repeat over and over so I hope there is a lasting solution for this NOT involving anyone telling me to 'just use windows' as that is not what I am asking here. I will greatly appreciate any directions leading to such a permanent solution. Thanks. PS: I have gotten unhelpful & snarky replies to requests of this nature before, and really prefer not to be told how wrong my thinking is in such matters when the situation here is actually well in hand. Thank you.