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Re: Executing Programs from initrd

To: "Patrick Fisher" <pbfisher@seas.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: Executing Programs from initrd
From: Keith Owens <kaos@melbourne.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2001 12:57:20 +1000
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 04 May 2001 22:36:31 -0400." <019801c0d50c$32024fb0$2dd75b82@serendipity>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, 4 May 2001 22:36:31 -0400, 
"Patrick Fisher" <pbfisher@seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
>However, any attempt to execute it returns "No such file or directory".

That particular error message is highly misleading.  Most people read
it as "the file I'm trying to execute does not exist" but it is also
issued when the loader cannot be found or one of the run time libraries
cannot be found.  At a guess you have a mismatch between the mipsel
loader and the Nino loader.  Run strings on a working and a failing
binary and look at the required loader and libraries, usually the first
few strings.


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