[BL] cannot execute any new files installed
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Sat Sep 11 12:25:50 EDT 2004
Is your computer clock correct? This July 11 messaged arrived recently.
Is it possible that your executables are actually being copied to the
wrong place? Or that you are by some chance booting the wrong version of
BL3? What exact line are you using to boot the hard disk version of BL3?
I have had similar problems to this when I accidentally booted the RAMdisk
version of BL2 and thought I was booting to hard disk.
Try cd'ing to the directory where your 'missing' executables are located
and are they really there?
I think Steven has the HD version of BL3 designed to NOT install to hard
disk because it is already on hard disk in a 15MB loop file. You may
still be booting from that, in which case what came with BL3 will work but
what you put in your ext2 partition won't be executable from the loop
version. Even if you hand-copied all the files, you would need to prefix
the name of the new partition to the file locations, for instance
/hda2/usr/bin/program rather than /usr/bin/program (location of
executables in the loop version), to run them, or at least add the
location of the new executables to the path of the loop BL3. (Would this
work, Steven? Probably you need to modify your boot.bat file to point it
to the new ext2 partition.
I was told to install the FLOPPY DISK version of BL3 to hard drive (have
not found the time yet) and then if desired set it up with loadlin instead
of lilo. They are two separate downloads, both about 2MB.
I did not find it clear which version should be downloaded from the
website to do an install-to-ext2.
On Sun, 11 Jul 2004, Andre Smit wrote:
> Hallo all
> I am an experienced linux user (since 1992), but this time I am really
> I have been using Slackware, Redhat and SUSE for years in different
> I wanted to use an old Pentium I again and liked the idea of BL3, can
> install add packages from slackware etc.
> I booted with loadlin, using fs.img as root fs. Than I created an ext2
> fs, copied the lot there and now still boot from a small dos partition
> with loadlin & a 2.6.0 kernel that I compiled on a RedHat box.
Did you change the boot.bat file to use with ext2 partition?
> Everything is fine EXCEPT, if I copy and executable from a cd onto the
> hdd I cannot execute it, I also cannot run it from a FD or directly from
> the cd. I wanted to put utelnetd (prety cool tool) on the BL3
> installation. If I say /bin/utelnetd it replies "-sh /bin/utelnetd not
> I then installed the tcpip1.tgz package (from slackware 7.1) tried to
> execute /usr/sbin/in.telnetd and get the same error, not found!
> This package install also replaced hostname and a few other executables,
> they all now give not found errors from the /etc/rc script.
> I checked all the permissions etc, No fun, please help.
> By the way I copied everything to a new ext2 disk (the root fs) by hand
> and then changed boot.bat to use it. Is there an automated way to
> install BL3 to a partition.
> Andre Smit
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