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Re: File ownership problem using removeable media

On 12/24/2018 05:50 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:

The discussion so far has caused me to wonder if I have been conflating symptoms. I think I've an idea of how to test for that -- more later.

Preliminary tests indicate that is likely.
I will have to get some new flash drives to track my tests.
Linux intrinsically assumes one machine has multiple users.
In *MY* case, one user has multiple machines.

I also have multiple instances of Debian installed on a physical machine. I routinely want something from another partition - Debian requires root access for that. I'm wondering if some of my chaos/confusion stems from copying data from that partition to a flash drive.