Complete linux noob here. I’d post this in the newbie forum but for the topic. Also, as a windows refugee I may use MS terminology (for which I apologize in advance) to describe what I’m attempting to do.
What I want, is to be able to mount additional physical drives and/or partitions so that everyone has full access to everything on them. This could be internal to the computer, plugged in via esata (like my mobius raid box), or a NAS drive stashed away on a shelf.
3 internal physical drives (sda, sdb, sdc):
- OS with home folders
Shared data (to primarily be used for VM files)
Shared data (user files, music, graphics, ebooks, etc)
Given this operating scheme, I have learned over the years to never actually store anything such as documents, etc. in my “user profile”. My secondary drive has always been organized the way I want, regardless of how the OS wants to manage the profile. Even my browser profiles are placed where I want them (rather than the defaults). I even set up symbolic links to force programs to play by my rules rather than the MS ones (or even the dev's rules).
[deep breath, “I am NOT a control freak”, repeat 10x, ok that’s better…]
This lets me pull up a document, play a song, whatever, regardless of what account I’m logged in as. Obviously on a system or network shared with multiple people this would have to be modified. I don’t have to worry about that.
Now based upon what I’ve read here in the forum and on the community tutorial pages the process is as follows, correct?
- Create a Mount Point for each shared partition
- Where? Does it matter (mnt, media, somewhere else)?
- Can I just set permissions on the partition and let it go at that?
Or do I have to create a custom security group and assign every account to this?
Does that new group “own” the mount point?
Can I do it once and forget it, or do I have to manually add every account to that group? I'm assuming there's a way to auto add a group membership to every new account created.
Sorry for the long winded question. Thanks for the help in advance. One of these days I'll be able to pay back. Right now I just want to get up and running.