New to Linux---help!!

Michael Smith (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 18:16:37 -0600

Okay...I'm (very!!) new to Linux but have managed to get my box up
and running on my small network here at home. Internet is visible
thru my Win 95 gateway, etc (I know, kinda screwy. Works though!)
My problem is how do I get the deschall-linux-486 to execute? I
get a permission denied. If I change the attributes (dir -all
shows it being non-executable when I first copy it over), the file is
then listed with and asterisk (*) after it, and when I try to run it
I get 'No such file of dir'. Is there a trick? I do a 'file' on the
file and it comes back as ELF 32-bit LSB executable i386, so I'm a
bit confused. Any thoughts?