Just started poking around some linux distros (knoppix, libranet, mandrake) and I'm mystified why I cant run a small 'hello world' kind of executable. I chmod'd the file and directory to 777, tried doing it with root account, all I get is a command not found errors. Doing a ls -al I can see that the file and directory do have executable permissions. Bash recognizes the file as an executable by showing it in green. The file is in my /home directory. I finally got it to work by using root and placed the file in my /sbin directory. What is preventing me from running under /home ????