When I plug in my external hard-drive when running KDE, it prompts me to mount the device (by clicking an icon, no sudo involved), and once I've done that I am the owner of the files. This is great.
When using other window managers (awesome, fluxbox, etc), I have to mount manually (
sudo mount...) and thus root becomes the owner.
sudo chown -R myname /mount_point just gives me "operation not permitted" errors. How can I make myself as user the owner of the file system on the external drive?
I use this drive for backups and having to do that as root is tedious (and I wouldn't be surprised if it's dangerous as well).