Hey guys,
I'm trying to compile DOSBox, I type "./configure" while in the correct directory (I'm 100% positive that this is the right one, and this is all in terminal of course). But, I get this:

root@chris-desktop:/media/Beta/dosbox# ./configure
bash: ./configure: Permission denied
I don't know if I'm posting this in the right section, but I'm stumped as to how it can deny permission to the root user...

I've considered that maybe I'm doing it wrong, so if anyone whom has built DOSBox from source in Ubuntu before has any pointers, by all means.