USB Drive Only Accessible by Root User

I’ve created a qube for the sole purpose of being the qubes backup destination. I’d like to attach a USB storage device to that qube and am able to attach and mount it successfully. Mounting is done as Step 3 in the Command Line Tool Guide section here suggests.

However, when mounted the device becomes owned by root:root. I’m not able to change that using sudo chown user:user Similarly, if I create a subdirectory of the mountpoint using sudo I’m still not able to change ownership using sudo chown user:user

Any suggestions on how to make the USB device readable to user would be greatly appreciated.


mount -o uid=1000,gid=1000 in the command line, this will assign the drive to user user (uid = 1000)

Thank you, this worked.

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