Not able to create new account in geth for private ethereum network

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I am not able to create new account in geth. Please help me solve this.

geth account new --datadir /home/blockchain/Downloads/privatechain/data

INFO [12-05|14:47:50.445] Maximum peer count                       ETH=25 LES=0 total=25

Your new account is locked with a password. Please give a password. Do not forget this password.

Passphrase:

Repeat passphrase:

Fatal: Failed to create account: mkdir /home/blockchain: permission denied
Dec 6, 2018 in Blockchain by slayer
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Looks like the account you are trying to run this command from does not has permissions. Tyr running it as root user:

sudo geth account new --datadir /home/blockchain/Downloads/privatechain/data
answered Dec 6, 2018 by Omkar
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