Problem running on Windows

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Thu Nov 11 07:12:09 CET 2004

We have located the problem.

Starting the emulator will fail if you install in a directory
with a short name, such as


Installing in a directory with a longer name works; for instance

   C:\Program Files\erl5.4.2

works fine.


"Vlad Dumitrescu" <> writes:

> Hi,
> Tried it on Windows, out of the box:
> (no error logger present) error: Error in process <0.1.0> with exit value:
> {badarg,[{erl_prim_loader,check_file_result,2},{init,get_boot,1},{init,get_boot,
> 2},{init,do_boot,3}]}
> {"init terminating in
> do_boot",{badarg,[{erl_prim_loader,check_file_result,2},{init,get_boot,1},{init,
> get_boot,2},{init,do_boot,3}]}}
> regards,
> Vlad

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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