Next up, CM9.
Root means installing SuperUser.apk, su, and busybox. That's it. The stock + root package has those already included, but also gives you the bone stock kernel.
I did download the Superuser app (it shows Terminal Emulator running). SU seemed to partially work? Busybox - don't see.....
I guess my question is: do you think I have root? and if so, why do I get permission denied when I try to drill down the linux path?
Root actually means Superuser.apk and the su binary. The busybox binary is optional.
You should look in the following locations to verify that the files are there. There is only one actual binary file for each of su and busybox, the other directory usually contains a symlink:
I'm pretty sure that the root in Entropy512's UCKH7 plus root includes busybox.
In terminal emulator, try
some-string:/ $ su
some-string:/ # cd / (you should already be at root, but just in case)
some-string:/ # cd /system/etc
This will not work without busybox though, because the commands are all in busybox.
You can install busybox from the Google play store.
The normal practice is to put the su binary in the xbin directory, and a symlink in the bin directory. The symlink isn't mandatory. After you install busybox, you can probably create the symlink from terminal (I havn't tried it.) If you don't know the commands, you can google and find them. It'll be the same as for linux.