Default user has no permissions
I'm pretty new to Linux so hopefully this is an easy one to answer. I'm running Fedora core 4 on my desktop and I have a server running Debian 3.1. For a while I was doing everything as root, but as I've been learning more about Linux it sounds like that's not the smartest thing to do.
So, on my fedora box I have a regular user id. I can run everything I want, but I can't write files anywhere except for my home directory. The biggest problem I'm facing is that I recently burned some tunes and went to copy them to my Deb server, but I can't paste the files. The permissions on that directory are 777, so it seems like Fedora is keeping my id from being able to write to anywhere except my home directory. How can I change this?
Thanks in advance!