Hello I just installed linux mint debian on an old HDD , i have knowledge of PCs and i do learn stuff quick. Testing stuff out ... so have no idea about linux, but i won't learn this way, i will learn it my way, as i have learned win7, tweaked the shit out of it. This is testing, so i don't really care if anything breaks, i have windows on another hdd so don't worry. Please how do i access every single file every thing whatever it is on the computer without permission errors, read-only crap ... etc I have spent 2 hours to search the web how to get into root mode in terminal... now i still don't have access to change simple files in /etc , still didn't figured out how to install/update firefox ... no deb file to be seen ... Also the auto updater reported so many warnings and 1 error .. kind of weird. Is this normal ? Thank you for help Spoiler seriously this has to be the biggest joke ever ... can't find anything on the web, just some "root login" in terminal nonsense ... don't tell me it's not possible then i hit the format button right away. what a good first-impression haha , also i installed LMDE cause one guy told me the difference from others so i thought this was to be the "OS FOR PROs" and look what i get - fiddle with this nonsense, where there could just be a SIMPLE option at start that could save me hours. I laugh from time to time at the stupidiness of the software at large, mostly at microsoft, but linux scores one here, cause im really angry i lost like 4 HOURS DOING .... NOTHING. The community expects you to know things to understand ... but it does really "good" on getting you started to learn, i am fucking sick of this babysitting, how the heck can those that CAN and WANT to evolve fast ... but can't because there are "security" measures for noobs in place. See the stupidity. It's stupid. If i would design debian, the first option i would offer: Select Root Mode or Normal Mode. DONE No stupid sudo sumo chmod whoami wtfomg fiddling with the consoles all day long. what the heck man, all this could be avoided very simply in the beginning before the system starts for damn sakes sake of sakes.