new to ubuntu; have a few questions

Dwain Alford dwain.alford at
Thu Nov 9 20:41:01 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, Cybe R. Wizard <cybe_r_wizard at> wrote:
> To the original poster, though, and to Mark, the object is to keep that
> power /out/ of the hands of a lowly user and only in administrative
> hands.  In the case of a home user those hands are yours. As the first
> user you /do/ have the administrative power you want/ are used to, you
> just have to exercise it differently.

so it seems that there is no way to make myself permanent root outside of
the command line. (man what an education and crash course in linux!) for me
to have the control i need,  then i have to allow all to have wrx on the
second hdd that is resting quite comfortably in my file system?

i beginning to understand the security linux has over windows, even though
it gets in the way sometimes.

on the file system volume i can open all directories, even the lost and
found directory.  i can't open the l&f directory on the other volume,
because i don't have permission.  all i need to do is be able to have
unlimited control on that volume, which is now a directory.  i need to copy
some directories from a cd to the volume and i'm set to go.

i thought it was strange that the disk didn't show in the left pane of
places/computer as a separate drive, but does in the right pane, but had to
be routed through the file system to be read.

once i get this issue solved, i'll be ok.  i can live with the rest of the
security measures; i like them better than windows.  long live linux! (not
bad for a newbie, huh?)

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