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    Angry Can't access all my important files - authentication required

    I recently installed OpenSUSE because I was getting bored of Ubuntu. I should've stayed bored.
    I can't open my old partitions! ANY OF THEM! Dolphin states that authentication is required.
    I could probably give some authentication if I could ENTER A PASSWORD ANYWHERE!!

    Sorry about my frustration, but I think it's called for. Does anyone think they could help me out here?

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    Default Re: Can't access all my important files - authentication required

    Well, it turns the permissions on my partitions were wrong (???). Logging in as root and changing the permissions solved my problem.

    Still, when I install an OS I expect it to give my account access to my partitions, so.... WHYY???? lol

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    Default Re: Can't access all my important files - authentication required

    On 2011-12-31 01:16, zerocrash wrote:
    > Well, it turns the permissions on my partitions were wrong (???).
    > Logging in as root and changing the permissions solved my problem.


    Typical.

    > Still, when I install an OS I expect it to give my account access to my
    > partitions, so.... WHYY???? lol


    Because that's your job to do. >:-)

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    Default Re: Can't access all my important files - authentication required

    Quote Originally Posted by zerocrash
    Well, it turns the permissions on my partitions were wrong (???).
    Logging in as root and changing the permissions solved my problem.

    Still, when I install an OS I expect it to give my account access to my
    partitions, so.... WHYY???? lol

    Hi
    Probably the difference in GID's and UID's between the two operating
    systems for the username and group (users).

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