It is possible somehow restrict access to a partition to a specific user in Ubuntu? I am using Ubuntu x64 11.10, I made 2 accounts, both accounts belong to the Administrators group. And I have 3 partitions, on first is OS formatted in ext4, the second one is swap, and the third one is partition designed for data storage, formatted in NTFS, now I want to restrict access to the third one for second user, or hide it. And by the way, the NTFS partition is set to mount automatically at start up.


Create a group called ntfs. Then edit the group to add all of the users that you want to be able to access the ntfs partition.

sudo addgroup <groupname> ( ntfs )


    sudo chgrp ntfs /media/disk (ntfs )
    sudo chmod 770 /media/disk (ntfs )

To add a new user to a existing group you would do this:

sudo adduser  (username)  ntfs

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  • The solution has no changes :), the disk is still accessible from second user – Denees Feb 2 '12 at 12:16
  • add details and update your ? – One Zero Feb 2 '12 at 12:25
  • which details? the ntfs partition is still accessible, I made all the steps which you described below – Denees Feb 2 '12 at 12:43

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