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ntfs, a POSSIBLE solution - was [Re: Debian Squeeze mounting problem]

On 11/5/2015 8:33 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 11/1/2015 1:47 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
David Christensen wrote:
On 10/31/2015 08:28 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I'm having problems understanding

I have 3 partitions labeled proj-all, proj-1, and proj-2.
The machine intentionally has no networking.
There are 2 relevant but minimally privileged users [u1 and u2].
I wish to have proj-all mounted at power on with
privileges for both u1 and u2.

proj-1 and/or proj-2 will be mounted separately if required.
Once mounted, u1 and u2 will each have read/write access.

How do I accomplish this.

I don't use labels much in Linux, but they can be helpful when I
have multiple disk drives [snip]

My 'universe of discourse' is a _personal_ laptop with one

The set of users is intrinsically "me", "myself" and "i". Only
"i" may use sudo.
"me" and "myself" are working on different aspects of the same
problem and must share results. The only distinction is in
scratch files. Debian's personalized home directories serve that

Labels are intrinsically unique mnemonics. UUID's would only be a
source of confusion.

Mr. Christensen had referred me to
I also found the following to be informative (complementing the
man pages):

For the moment proj-1 and proj-2 should be considered
appropriately formatted and labeled USB flash drives. When one or
other or both are plugged in, they shall be immediately available
WITHOUT operator intervention. FAT32 would work except for file
size limitations.

The laptop being used is dedicated to this project and to me
learning ins and outs of Debian. Due to later I've wiped the disk
and reinstalled multiple times in a single day. [If retirement is
not for education, of what use might it be ;]

Thank you for your time.

On a USENET group discussing an unrelated topic I came across partitions formatted as ntfs. I had seen the acronym before, but never investigated it.

A minimal reading suggests that Debian's default action when asked to mount a ntfs partition will make the owner to be 'root' and give all others read/write access. That will _apparently_ meet my requirements as the machine in question does *NOT* have any possible network connectivity whatsoever and I am the *ONLY* one with physical access.

If I actually understand some particulars of what I read, ACL {Access Control Lists} would allow me to store information WITHIN SAID partition to control permissions.

If I'm clueless, please inform me.
P.S. Over the decades, I have found that when entering a unknown office complex I have found that asking Receptionist, "Would you like to tell someone 'Where to go'?"

Owl now DUCKs for cover ;/

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