I am a happy XP user - and I also use Ubuntu (with LXDE). Sometimes I need a file which is stored in an NTFS partition - and once it's mounted that's OK - until there is any sort of ownership/permission problem. Also sometimes I need to use files stored on a USB stick - and here also run into ownership/permission problems. So I ask this: Is there any way to completely/permanently change something so that...: 1. Permissions are automatically assumed (or changed) ?? 2. File permissions are turned off from monitoring as I am the only user and do not need to protect me from me ?!? Thanks for any ideas and/or hints.