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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Hello, have you solved it?
Did you run the command as root?
yes I tried and the same problem. I was trying to do that on Ubuntu 18.04 and also OS Mint and problem is exactly the same.
Make sure you don't have another directory with the same name in the path. You cannot create a directory with same names in a single location.

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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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