Access Partitions Without Entering a Password
A particular nuisance for many users is the need to enter a password in order to access other partitions present on their hard disk. In addition, those who installed Openbox 0.8.3 have also encountered the additional issue of having to enter a their passwords in order to eject removable media such as USB sticks and CD/DVDs.
This is due to the default policy/permissions settings implemented by a program called UDisks2, which itself is responsible for mounting partitions and removable media. In essence, permissions for mounting are set by default to Root / Administrator level only, rather than the user. Fortunately, this issue can be easily --and permanently-- resolved by creating a special file called 99-manjaro.rules to override the default permissions, consequently resulting in no further need to enter a password.
Create 99-manjaro.rules file
You will need to first open your terminal in order to create the 99-manjaro.rules file. The syntax of the command to edit the rules file:
For example, if you wish to edit the file within the terminal using nano (a standard terminal-based text editor) then enter:
Otherwise, if you have installed the full version of Manjaro (i.e. not the NET-Edition), you may find it easier to use a text editor like Gedit or Leafpad instead. This will create and open the 99-manjaro.rules file up as a document, making it easier to read and edit. To use Gedit instead, the command is:
Once the blank file has been opened, copy and paste in the following command to override the default permissions used by UDisks2:
Once you have completed the new file, save the changes and close it by:
- nano: Press CTRL and x to exit, y to save, and enter to finish
- Gedit or Leafpad: Select the 'save' option and then close the window.
Now reboot your system for the changes to take effect.