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sr #105971: First Program Won't assemble

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Submitted:  Thu 16 Aug 2007 03:58:41 PM UTC
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Wed 03 Oct 2007 05:52:46 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi, I've tested the exit.s code on Debian 4.0 and Slackware 12.0 and everything seems to be working fine. It seems to me, from the output you've posted, that you're typing mov1 (mov, one) rather than movl (mov, the letter L). I hope this helped.


Thu 16 Aug 2007 03:58:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'm very interested in going through this book and learning what it has to teach me. I'm using a MacBook Pro. Although the book says it works with Linux, I first tried to enter the first program exit.s, into a file on my Mac. When that didn't work, I installed Ubuntu, on the Mac under the Parallels Desktop virtualization. When that didn't work, I tried using a shell account I have with my web server.

Ubuntu and the shell account (which is Linux, although I don't know which distribution) all provide the same results when I attempt to assemble the program:

exit.s: Assembler messages:
exit.s:22: Error: no such instruction: `mov1 $1,%eax'
exit.s:26: Error: no such instruction: `mov1 $0,%ebx'

Mac OS X provided similar, although additional, errors:

exit.s:20:Expected comma after segment-name
exit.s:21:Expected comma after segment-name
exit.s:21:Rest of line ignored. 1st junk character valued 32 ( ).
exit.s:23:no such instruction: `mov1 $1,%eax'
exit.s:27:no such instruction: `mov1 $0,%ebx'

Do I need to use an older version of Linux? The book says that everything was tested with Red Hat 8, but I haven't found a download of that (or Fedora 1, which seems to be from the same general era).

Any pointers would be appreciated. I do have, in addition to my Macs, an old PC box that I could conceivably use if virtualization won't work.




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