Re: New to Linux---help!!

Michael J Gebis (
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 19:05:23 -0500 (EST)

> 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?

Your path probably does not include "." (The current directory)
Either add this to your path (at the VERY end) or if you are paranoid,
don't add it to the path, just manually type:


Mike Gebis