I am working with a localhost test setup of WordPress.
I am using Ubuntu 12.04
I have phpMyAdmin installed
I am using WordPress version 3.80
I am testing inserting images
Within a post I clicked on the Add Media button
then the Upload Files link
then the Select Files button
I have photos in the Pictures folder
I select a photo then click on the Open button
I receive the following error
Unable to create directory localhost/2013/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
I have researched this error and the solution are dated and all over the map.