permission denied error

Keith Antoine kantoine at
Sun May 30 01:23:32 PDT 2004

Qv6 wrote:

>I am trying to cobble together my own system using instructions from the lfs.  
>Everything was going fine until I got to "mkdir ../binutils-build" and got 
>this error message ;
>lfs:~$ pwd
>lfs:~$ mkdir ../binutils-build
>mkdir: cannot create directory `../binutils-build': Permission denied.
>As you can tell, I am logged in as user lfs and in my home directory. Do I 
>need to  "su" to a different directory and issue the mkdir command or is 
>there something else I need to do.
>Any help will be appreciated

I made the same error and it took quite a while to work out as the book 
is not 'specific' as to where
one should be when you issue the commands. You should be, to start off 
with in  /mnt/lfs/sources and untar the
xxxx.tar.bz2 file you then cd into the directory you just created when 
you undid the tar. Then you issue the commands.

Keith Antoine 
18 Arkana St, The Gap, Queensland, Australia PH:61-7-33002161
Practising Registered geriatric: Sometime electronics engineer: Brain in Storage:

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