> For every little file move or copying of files, I HAD to get root access and type in a command. There was no *GUI way* to do some things (as far as I know).
Assuming you are usging a Gnome based window manager this little trick will add a menu script to nautilus that will open a fully root enabled version of nautilus that will allow you to do system administration stuff.
create a file in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts called root-nautilus-here and make it executible. The contents of the file should look like this:
gksudo "nautilus --no-desktop $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_CURRENT_URI"
now simply right click on a directory and select "script>root-nautilus-here"