I want to install the python interface for sonic pi (python-sonic) on my CEED and when I attempt to install it, the program tries to create a dist-packages folder in the python2.7 folder and is denied permission. Any advice on what I should do about this?
You have tried using sudo for this? If so, you can try logging in as the root user.
since the root password is not initially known, you have to set a root password
$ sudo passwd root
[set and confirm the password]
$ su root
Once you are root, try installing everything again. Post your results. I'm actually interested in this type of control for sonic.