After creating a new partition (and mounting), for every operation I wish to make I have to use sudo command beforehand. For example, in order to make a new directory: mkdir new_dir would be denied, but sudo mkdir new_dir would work. Is there a way to avoid using the sudo command?

(I'm sorry if my question is not appropriate for this site, I normally would ask my lab engineer, however he is not available for few days, and I am completely unfamiliar with servers administration.)


Bascially two options:

  1. sudo chown -R $USER /your_mount_point to make the partition owned by your own user.
  2. sudo -i to start a shell with superuser permissions.
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