i have been struggling for a couple of days about this problem. I am trying to change the default www directory for Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu) web-server under LinuxMint16 and making it point to a NTFS hard disk that i share with another Windows installation. This hard disk is mounted under /media/crash/Yari and no matter what i try, nothing works..while if i change the default www directory to something else in the same hard disk where linux is installed, everything works as expected.
Following are all the changes i have made in order to try to get things working:
The folder where i want my new www is /media/crash/Yari/www I have thus edited the /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file:
DocumentRoot /media/crash/Yari/www <Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None </Directory> <Directory /media/crash/Yari/www> #Options FollowSymLinks Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny Allow from all Require all granted </Directory>
Afterwards, as i have seen from this post https://askubuntu.com/questions/11840/how-to-chmod-on-an-ntfs-or-fat32-partition/91054#91054 i have determined my hard disk UUID by typing
and edited the file /etc/fstab adding this line UUID=#my-hd-uuid# /media/crash/Yari ntfs-3g auto,users,permissions 0 0
To be sure that the apache user (in my case: www-data) had the permissions to access the files inside the new www directory i have changed the group and the owner of all the files inside the hard disk with
sudo chgrp -R www-data /media/crash/Yari sudo chown -R www-data /media/crash/Yari sudo chmod -R 775 /media/crash/Yari
I have checked the permissions of the new www directory and the files contained in it by doing
sudo ls -l /media/crash/Yari
and all the files and dir appear as drwxrwxr-x 1 www-data www-data so the previous permissions modifications where done correctly.
Unfortunately i am surely missing something as all the above have been useless! Hope someone can help, thank you very much for any assistance.