short version: what i'm trying to achieve is to restrict a user from accessing the internal hdd, but how to?
long version: i'm actually configuring a LMDE-install on a usb-thumbdrive (normal installation onto a 16GB sandisk cruzer edge) for the use of pupils in a workshop about computing & internetsecurity - the kids shall be able to take the stick everywhere and access their personalized LMDE (thunderbirdmails, secure browser, tools and stuff) on other computers, such as their grandma's, their parents, their friends or in the local libraray, where ever...
everything turns out nice so far and i'm pretty happy with the result so far.
BUT: the kids should not be able to accidentally wipe off their parent/grandma's windoze-hdd
they should have "complete" root access to install/de-install every software they want, they should even be able to screw the installation and blow the bits of it into sonic space...
they should just be not able to access any internal hdd.
ahh, they must be able to access external hdds, such as an external drive, another usb-thumbdrive and stuff like that.
what i tried yet:
-create a new user.
that worked fine, but where is an option that restricts a user from accessing any internal hdd?
- someone very friendly suggested to have a look into HAL, especially into /etc/hal/fdi/policy/preferences.fdi as it says something like "how to hint gnome-volume-manager and other programs that honor the storage.automount_enabled_hint to not mount non-removable media"
but uncommenting this part did not have any effect at all (as far as i tried it: rebooting, on different users)
if i got things right (who knows things like this?) fstab is created for a specific machine then with the uuid of the hdd, isn't it?
should i look into fstab?
hmm, there's something i can't see, obviously.
thanks in advance!