I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from the 18.04 version. Since then, the
chromium browser that comes with 20.04 is unable to access any items in the
/opt partition which I have separately mounted on my system.
If I go to the trouble of installing a non-
snap-based version of
chromium, I do not have this problem under 20.04.
I'm not sure, but I think this problem with accessing filesystems outside of the one on which a snap program is running might be present in all
snap-based software, not just
How can I get
chromium and all other
snap-based programs to see all the filesystems that I have mounted?
Thank you very much.
PS: On my system,
/opt is mounted via the following line within
UUID=xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx /opt ext4 defaults,auto 0 0
... where the x's take the place of an actual, valid UUID.
PPS: All non-
snap-based software on my system has no trouble whatsoever in accessing anything on this
PPPS: The suggested solution in the referenced article does not solve my problem, because I would have to change my system around (changing mounts, paths, scripts, etc.), simply to get this crippled,
chromium to work as it used to work before. My goal is to not change my long-standing system setup at all, but rather, to simply install a version of
chromium which can run in the same way that I have been running it for years. The answer I have now posted shows the way I learned how to do this. After discovering that method to eliminate the
chromium and replace it with the traditional version, it took me no longer than 10 minutes to replace
chromium so that everything runs like it always has been able to run.