Prior to installing PCLinuxOS 2010 final I need to clean up my HD which has some multimedia files I wish to transfer to a usb external HD (format ext.3). I plugged in external and it is recognized (and mounted). So I began to look around for some files to transfer, OK that was easy , found a bunch. So I choose several files via krusader (tried same in dolphin), and pressed F6 to move files.
Got message that I lacked permission to move files to external.
I normally use a thumb drive to transfer stuff and there is never an issue with this. Regular user is fine. I use the external so infrequently I can’t remember if I used root or normal user status to transfer the files last time I did this. I’ve only done this once or twice. Is it normal behavior to need root status to do a procedure as simple as copy or move files to usb external HD?
This probably sounds like a dumb question, but it’s a real one.
I searched forums but found nothing that directly answers this question. I’m using 2009 KDE 4.3.