I posted my views on this on the cyber badger and HTB official discords… Good box @ChefByzen … some of it felt a little too CTFy to me but then of course that is the way life works sometimes.
Foothold - some googling will land you at a starting point, some digging will land you at a method to gain access to a low-priv shell. [Pre-made works, but you won’t learn from it. use premade afterwards!]
User - Look at what is available to you with your low-priv shell. Search for juicy files that could net you loot. Trust me, you haven’t looked hard enough yet if you are stuck here. its all available for you.
Privesc - pay attention to what you have access to. attention to detail will get you moving forward
Root - more enumeration and google-fu will land you an article, read up and execute for your soon to be root shell