Im new to these forums but have been getting into Linux lately after years of windows which I only use for gaming now and I see Linux as a superior alternative for everyday use.
Im running the LXDE desktop since I really don't like the other alternatives.
I've managed to allow other login through GUI at bootup so I can login as root.
I'm dual booting Win 8.1 with Ubuntu, and I would like to totally lock down the Windows partition for security reasons. From what I gather no matter what flavor of Linux you need to be root to change drive permissions.
I would not only like to lock the Windows drive due to the fact that I know there are viruses that even if your running Linux will look for a Windows partition to infect.
So I want to lock the windows drive and set all permissions to list files only for root and nothing for other users.
I tried doing this through GUI and root. Thing is when I right click on the drive I see no option for permissions and if I go into the drive itself and right click folder properties upon changing permissions there is no effect.
# /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> #Entry for /dev/sda5 : UUID=65914ae6-cb45-4f13-9674-ba462abbddd2 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 #Entry for /dev/sda1 : UUID=90A60406A603EC12 /media/System_Reserved ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 #Entry for /dev/sda2 : UUID=C8D2169CD2168F36 /media/sda2 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.UTF-8 0 0 /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 none swap sw 0 0 #UUID=2c56d661-4571-416c-836a-e7d6c8cb1160 none swap sw 0 0
Can someone please help me with this so I can have peace of mind when I'm using Linux and I will know for sure my windows drive is safe?