skippable self-introduction xD I’m new to manjaro, and to Linux in general. Just installed it on this crappy office laptop, since I coudn’t resolve the grub issue that was only affecting PopOS, and I didn’t really like Mint cos it didn’t support some of the software I like. I have Zorin on an old WinXP PC, and had PopOS on my main PC before that drive died.
Anyway, back to the point. Partition I’m using for personal files requires me to enter admin password every time I want to access it, copy/paste files etc. I don’t understand why (it’s not encrypted).
My idea was to upgrade my acc to root. I don’t see any way of upgrading my acc status in the setting like I had on Zorin. It only offers me to create another acc, which I don’t really like the idea of.
Also, is it even wise to upgrade myself to root, or is there another way to resolve this issue with the partition? This slows me down too much.
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This usually happens happens if you mount it through the GUI.
If you mount it with correct permisions through fstab and make sure your user is the owner, you shouldn’t have these issues.
What filesystem is on the drive? ext4, xfs, ntfs?
No. It is not wise.
Your user account is part of the wheel group, which means it’s part of the admin user group. That should be sufficient enough for all the tasks you need to do.
Solved it. I’m so stupid
Permissions tab options in properties were usually greyed out everytime I tried to give myself ownership there. What didn’t cross my mind before is to go into properties AFTER typing the password and getting access to the partition.
I did that now and switched ownership from root to my username.
Thank you all for replying.
This must be the nicest forum I’ve seen so far.