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If you are using mkfs.ext4, you have to pass -E root_owner=your_uid:your_gid, this is usually passed in an 'extra options' textbox in gui partition tools. If you dont do this (< mkfs 1.42) then the person running the gui tool will get the permissions. Nowdays, for security, it assigns them to root:root (0:0). If you ever go back to fat32 or ntfs, you ...


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LVM is not overkill if you have 17 partitions. (IMHO) As for the partition limit, it just happens to be the default. Probably no one expected that many partitions on a device that used to have only a few megs. /usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt: 179 block MMC block devices 0 = /dev/mmcblk0 First SD/MMC card ...



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