Influx will not start if data directory changed

Replying to my own here - the issue is when you use a mounted drive. I can change locations to somewhere on my primary drive but as soon as I tried to use the second mounted hard drive, simply won’t start. I tried symbolic links over there, all kinds of things. There must be something to do with obscure settings suck as stick bit or ACLs or something.

If anybody has been through this before, would like to hear the solution.