start_embedded: command not found

Have You tried accessing the binary with the full path?

Maybe Your $PATH variable doesn't contain the default paths? echo $PATH should give something like:

[root@server ~]# echo $PATH

If it's empty, You may set the PATH variable with this command

export PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin"

On Debian possible default full paths are:

/usr/bin/start_embedded - from package: erlang-base-hipe
/usr/bin/start_embedded - from package: erlang-base

You may install the required package with command apt-get install {package}
Error in other languages:
start_embedded: bevel nie gevind nie
start_embedded: comandă negăsită
start_embedded: comando não encontrado
start_embedded: commande introuvable
start_embedded: command not found
start_embedded: käsku ei ole
start_embedded: không tìm thấy lệnh
start_embedded: komanda nerasta
start_embedded: Kommando nicht gefunden.
start_embedded: kommandot finns inte
start_embedded: komut yok
start_embedded: nie znaleziono polecenia
start_embedded: níor aimsíodh an t-ordú
start_embedded: no se encontró la orden
start_embedded: no s'ha trobat l'ordre
start_embedded: opdracht niet gevonden
start_embedded: parancs nem található
start_embedded: perintah tidak ditemukan
start_embedded: príkaz nenájdený
start_embedded: příkaz nenalezen
start_embedded: команда не найдена
start_embedded: командата не е открита
start_embedded: 命令找不到
start_embedded: コマンドが見つかりません