I, too, was having a fun time with an NTFS volume. It's a portable drive and it could be mounted anywhere (PI, Windoze, other PC Linuxes, and maybe even an ancient Solaris box).
Installing the ntfs-3g stuff into my STRETCH system (PI 3) fixed the problem I was having with the drive mounting as ro, instead of rw. I also changed my /etc/fstab to fix the uid/gid stuff as:
OLD: /dev/sda1 /d1 ntfs rw,uid=pi,gid=pi 0 4
NEW: /dev/sda1 /d1 ntfs-3g rw,user_id=pi,group_id=pi 0 4
Now it mounts correctly as rw, but I can't change file permissions. When I do an ls -l everything shows up as 777 (RWXRWXRWX). I've tried:
chmod 755 * and
sudo chmod 755 *
to no avail.
OBTW, I have an ancient PI 1 with Wheezy, and the drive/OS combo works fine there.
Any ideas? Thanks