I am a long standing Opensuse User and one thing I have always had persistent problems with is automounting my Backup drive with Read write permissions within a normal user session. This is a drive I hold most of my music collection on and one which I share over a SAMBA share and is formatted to FAT32. Its always been a pain to mount this drive such that the USER can write to it - but since a recent reinstall of Gnome LEAP 42.1 it seems | cannot get it to work at all.
I have tried all options using Gparted, Yast Partitioner and Gnome DISK.
I have tried logging in as root and changing the drive permissions, but even the root account is blocked from changing the file permissions. I suspect this is because of the way ownership is allocated at boot as a virtual ownership rather than a fixed real ownership.
I have also tried editing the Fstab file directly but none of the options that traditionally work do anything but make Gnome crash on startup. Adding USERS and/or USER to the Fstab simply crashes it. I have tried using all the old threads for guidance - but they all seem outdated and not any longer functional. I have tried the options discussed in this guide for LEAP, but it just hangs the system:
I can only assume that these incompatibility issues are due to the automount procedure - but I am surprised that I cannot get it to work through the fstab file.
I have previously got things working by creating a directory owned by the user account and then mounting to this directory - but cannot for the life of me find the guide I used to do this with.
Opensuse has always had an over-zeaolous application of security prermissions for a user friendly desktop experience, and this is starting to bug me that every time I update my system this seemingly simple operation seems to take days to resolve.