I am having a massive brain malfunction here. No, seriously.
I got an extra laptop drive and a USB enclosure for storing VMs on and being able to share across all my machines. Now, for some reason, ext3, the filesystem that I chose due to supporting large files (my VMs tend to be 16GB each), is not automounting, and its alot of manual work to get the drive mounted. Now, I rarely use root, prefer automount in GNOME, and am getting balder than I should be tearing hair out on how one goes about fixing things.
So, just to state what I have done thusfar, I have added the following line to fstab:
/dev/sdb1 /media/VirtualMachines ext3 defaults 2 1
and chowned /media/VirtualMachines to andrew:andrew with a permission of 777. However I cannot mount it as anyone but root, nor use it as anyone but root, and GNOME's autmount gives me an error stating:
You are not priveleged to mount the volume "VirtualMachines"
Any tips? For the record, I need to port these to Macs, Linux machines, and WinXP boxes. I prefer NOT to hack around using NTFS + FUSE. Ext3 has support on the other OS's and I am on Linux mostly (70% of my time).