Whilst I was installing Linux Mint... I created a user profile.. then after the installation was complete I tried installing NASM but after executing the make install command it failed to create directory and a error message "failed to create directory... Permission denied" appeared.
I logged out of my account typed in root in the login screen and the system booted into the root user...after this the make install command worked and the installation was successful. So why wasn't the user created during install not the root user?