Could not chdir to home directory

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Thu Aug 26 19:10:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:11:40PM +0530, Nita Pavitran wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Check the output of:
    ls -ld /
    ls -ld /homes
    ls -ld /homes/nitap

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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