I want to grant permission one specific standard Ubuntu 11.10 user to be able to mount a specific NTFS drive. How can I do that?
You could create a command line to mount the partition into a script, than grant that user the privilege to run the script with sudo. For example
For ease of use, you can create a launcher for the script with a line
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You can limit disk use per user or group via disk quotas. This involves enabling quotas per disk within fstab, and configuring quotas with the tools linked.
Also see this article on setting up disk quotas.