problem on changing owner
Ubuntu 12.04 desktop 64bit
external enclosure HD 640G, USB connection (/dev/sdb)
I expect using the HD on the external enclosure for storage purpose without partion. The HD has been successfully blanked with dd
When I ran
sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb
it complained not allowing without partition and requesting adding -I
sudo mkfs.vfat -I /dev/sdb
it worked adding the FS
After mounting the external enclosure;
$ sudo cp test.txt /mnt
worked without probem but the file is owned by root
$ sudo chown satimis:satimis /mnt/test.txt
it complained 'permission not allowed'
Also tried as root without result.
Whether I must create partition on the external enclosure HD? Can I create a single partition using the whole HD?
Please advise. TIA