This… is one of the most weird error I have seen in a while.
So I got this SATA M.2 enclosure hoping to reap the sweet sweet fast copy of a M.2 stick since I upgraded my laptop M.2.
The weird thing is… on this ONE particular Ubuntu 18.04 computer, for the love of !*()#_@!_ I could not mount the USB drive no matter what I try. It (NTFS) mounts fine on my other Ubuntu 18.04 PC, fine on PC laptop etc.
On this problematic computer, i get the error like: “Unable to mount volume Not Authorized to perform operation” when I already have sudo privilege. I initially thought it would be a driver issue but this cannot be as the other ubuntu OLDER actually mounts fine…
I reinstalled NTFS 3G and it made no differences.
Many many search of the error lead to this: https://askubuntu.com/a/1207432
In Ubuntu 18, this error is caused by Chrome Remote Desktop. FREAKING Chrome Remote Desktop manages to block my USB mounting? W.T.F…
The solution is:
- Stop the Chrome Remote Desktop Service
Mount the drive.
Then restart the service etc.
Expect to do this every time you restart… W.T.H.
Luckily I am not going to be using this particular USB device many times… Weird as heck bug tbh.
PS: this apparently is COMMON.
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