Hi! Got my Pi, downloaded debian and booted.
I have a problem with my display, which I can apparently fix if I add a file to the /boot/ folder. I cannot however, because I have no privileges: "Error opening file '/boot/myfile.asd': Permission denied"
I have some programming experience but I know very little of linux. This question must have been answered 9000+ times on the internet, but the real problem is that I don't really know what I'm supposed to search. I found many topics discussing privileges in linux operating systems but none offered me the help I need.
I created a root password using the command "sudo passwd root" in the terminal and then typed in the password. I thought that if I could login as a root user, I could mess around in the /boot/ folder using the GUI file manager. I googled and found out that there's a command line "su -" which allows one to login as root. So I typed that in the terminal and then typed the root password I created earlier. Now I should be logged in as root! But still, if I try to move a file to /boot/, I get the same error I described in the beginning of this post.
What should I do? Please write clear and thorough answers. I don't just wan't to know which magic words to write in the terminal. I wan't to know what those commands are for.