Section 5.3 - permissions -

Chuck wcmoore at
Wed Jan 17 07:04:05 PST 2007

Version LFS 6.2.3 Live CD

Book Section 5.3

When attempting to create the directory binutils-build using

     mkdir -v ../binutils-build 

the directory cannot be created as this backs up one level in the directory structure taking me to   "home"   which requires root access. 

Home permissions are:

             drwxr-xr-x   3  root root

Directory for this path is:


home/lfs permissions are:

             drwxr-xr-x   2  lfs lfs

Am I in the right directory at this time? I have seen other messages which indicated I need to be in the directory:

but if that is valid I would have the same problem as /mnt/lfs is owned by root with no write provision for user lfs.

Any idea were I am going wrong here or in a previous section?


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