Could not chdir to home directory

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Thu Aug 26 19:07:02 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Nita Pavitran <nitap at> wrote:

> I get the following error message and I seem to be in the root directory
> instead of the home directory:
> Could not chdir to home directory /homes/nitap: Permission denied
> > uname -a
> FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 #0:
> Mon Oct 25 16:23:23 PDT 2004
> root at  i386
> >
> Please let me know how I can get to my home directory.

Wow that's an old release.

The standard home directory is in:

or it's equivalent

You have /homes not /home in your error message which could be the cause.

You can also make sure the directory exists and has the correct permissions.

Adam Vande More

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