I have recently installed Debian 9, and I have been facing many problems since then.
The hard drive was previously used for a Windows install, and is not completely formatted, so it contains two ntfs partitions and they are giving me a lot of problems recently. If I log-off from a user account and log-on into another one, those partitions are still mounted to the previous user (
/media/PREVIOUS_USER/) and I could not access them. I had to reboot the system to correct it. I solved it by editing the
fstab file, the contents of
# # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> # / was on /dev/sda6 during installation UUID=c714d29d-2838-4a9c-8ce5-e069a002409e / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=351792be-2150-43b8-8319-27f2a96b1d26 /boot ext4 defaults 0 2 # swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation UUID=4817f1b5-4c86-4f33-8122-850295d1fcb1 none swap sw 0 0 /dev/sr0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 /dev/sr1 /media/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0 UUID=3E4ACD924ACD46FD /media/hddmount1/ ntfs-3g noauto,user,rw 0 0 UUID=C84EBF694EBF4EC6 /media/hddmount2/ ntfs-3g noauto,user,rw 0 0
So far it works correctly. Now I want to change the permissions of certain folders and when I use chmod, it simply does not work and no error message is shown. The permissions were 0777 before using chmod and are still is 0777. Thunar(default file manager in Debian) cannot edit the permissions through the Folder/file properties dialogue box.
I want these partitions to be accessible for every user in my Debian installation(I have no Windows installations as of now) but restrict access to certain folders in these partitions.
What is to be done? Or is it possible?