I'm using an old Windows PC as a NAS, it has 3 drives in it. I wiped the system drive and installed Lubuntu but I left the other 2 drives NTFS. Directories on them were mounted as shares using cifs on the other machines in our LAN and all was well.
In an attempt to improve performance, I saved all the data, wiped one of the data drives and formatted it ext4, then copied the data back (I used an ext4 formatted external drive to do this).
Ever since then it's been a big pain to use because I keep running into permission problems. I did not change the
fstab entry for the drive at all except for the new UUID and file system type. But I am constantly encountering 'visible only to owner', 'unable to copy file' etc permission problems. Meanwhile the NTFS formatted drive hums away with no problems at all.
One visible difference is that when I create folders on the share, their icons have a lock on top of them. This does not happen on the NTFS share.
Is there a way to globally fix these annoying permission problems and get back to the smooth operations I had when the drive was formatted NTFS?
Edit w/ additional info:
My fstab entry for the drive on the machine it's physically in is
UUID=89e88c2b-d720-465a-95ad-f74705885127 /media/Win-F ext4 defaults 0 0
On the client machine the fstab entry is
//192.168.1.2/ST8\040F\040Drive /media/ST8-F-Drive cifs credentials=/home/bill/.sharelogin,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nobootwait 0 0