Permission Problems Gnome with Arch Linux
Distribution:Arch Linux 2010.05
2GB Crucial DDR2 667MHZ RAM
ASrock 775-DualVSTA Motherboard
8800GT 512MB PCI-Express Graphics Card
500GB SATA Western Digital Caviar Blue (MAIN SYSTEM DRIVE)
250GB IDE Western Digital Caviar
300GB SATA WEstern Digital Caviar RE16
160GB IDE Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9
500W Casecom power supply
I've recently switched to linux full time using Arch with a fresh install and im still trying to get everything configured properly.
One of the problems i'm having relates to permissions. I've currently got my main 500GB SATA hard drive (see details in system info) and my 250GB IDE (see system info) drive plugged in, with all the others unplugged. On the 250GB HDD ive got all my backups of music and films that I want to transfer back to my 500Gig hdd. The problem i'm having is 1. I can't create any new partitions on my 500gig hard drive because when I enter the Disk Utility (in gnome) and try and create a new partition, I get the message:
So it obviously wants me to be root to do this, but why? and how do I become root whilst using a program like that. I've seen it before when it asks you for a password for root in a dialogue box, but Arch doesn't seem to be doing this.
Error Creating Partition:
An error occurred while performing an operation on "500GB Hard Disk": Permission Denied.
Second problem, still relating to permissions, is when I try and view the 250Gig backup drive through "Places>Computer>Backupdrive", I get the error:
If I mount it using the fstab, I still get the same messages.
Folder Contents Could Not Be Displayed:
You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "backupdrive".
Has anyone got any ideas how to solve this.