Formated partition not editable, no permission


I created a partition on my drive to be able to save files and documents separate from the OS partition.
I formatted it using "ext4" ... but I see now it's not editable ((I cant create folders, files etc) , it's "ownership" is "root" ... I do not have permission!
I created the partition from my alternative dualboot OS Ubuntu, took space away from it, made it unallocated and then formated it ext4 ... so I thought any one would be able to access it from this pc ...

How do I take ownership and how should I format a partition in future where I wont have this problem?


Ps ... I hope I posted the code text correctly ... I used the ' ' ' ... please let me know if I did it wrong and it does not show correctly.

[rob@rob-dellsystemxpsl502x ~]$ inxi -Fxxxz
System:    Host: rob-dellsystemxpsl502x Kernel: 5.6.19-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.3 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Dell System XPS L502X v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 8 v: 0.1 
           serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0714WC serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: Dell v: A12 date: 09/07/2012 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-2630QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31937 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 3: 797 4: 798 5: 798 6: 798 7: 798 8: 799 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0116 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] vendor: Dell driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0df4 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: intel,nouveau unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa 
           compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz, 1024x768~60Hz, 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.3 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:1c20 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           chip ID: 10de:0bea 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.19-2-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           chip ID: 8086:008a 
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 06:00.0 
           chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-3: Dell F3607gw v2 Mobile Broadband Module type: USB driver: cdc_acm,cdc_ether,cdc_wdm bus ID: 2-1.6:4 
           chip ID: 413c:8184 serial: <filter> 
           IF: wwp0s29u1u6i6 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 2.50 TiB used: 12.10 GiB (0.5%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9750420AS size: 698.64 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm 
           serial: <filter> rev: DEM1 scheme: MBR 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion size: 1.82 TiB serial: <filter> rev: 9300 scheme: MBR 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 95.98 GiB used: 12.10 GiB (12.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: 57.0 C gpu: nouveau temp: 52 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 219 Uptime: 19m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 1.12 GiB (14.5%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0 
           Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.0.37 


You did it right, you just need one more step.

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Thanks will read some ... I'm assuming because I created it on a different OS, I should have saved it in a different way to allow anyone to access it ... i could be wrong

I'm confused ... there's so many scenarios ... basically all i want is for the partition to have zero restrictions ... there is no one else using this pc except me so I have no security issues. Not sure how to assign a whole partition permissions to all, as I want to be able to access it from both OS's of the dual boot drive.

Aha got it, thanks!

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