Sorry if this has been asked before, I searched and searched, but couldn't get to the bottom of this.
I have a PC running ubuntu 12.04, which I'm using as a media centre. The internal drive has only 84GB so I have added an external 2TB USB drive. It is formatted as NTFS and I have mounted it at /home so that all the users' home directories end up on the external drive and can be filled with movies, music etc without impinging on the tiny internal drive
However I have just realised that every file on the drive has onwer:group root:root and permissions 777. If I try to chown or chmod the files it appears to work, but nothing changes. my line from fstab is
UUID=1EBC02CFBC02A0FF /home ntfs defaults 0 2
Any suggestions to how my users can get correct permiissions on their files?