Re: Init error on kernel v2.3.6
On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Raghavendra Bhat wrote:
> I had posted previously:
> > As of kernel 2.3.6, I have a total boot freeze and the message echoed on
> > screen is:
> > 'init: error in loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: failed to map segment
> > from shared object: cannot alloacte memory'
> This problem has been solved by getting the kernel patch v2.3.7 and
> re-compiling of the kernel. The kernel gets loaded properly at first
> AMD-K6 users are reported to have this problem. Other i386 processors
> like Pentium, Pentium Pro, Pentium II users do not have this problem
> and the kernel v2.3.6 worked fine for them.
> Anybody who can say what was wrong with the AMD processors ??
You should take this to the linux-kernel mailing list. All the 2.3.x
kernels will be unstable and you should only use them at your own risk.
As a general rule (for those who don't already know), any kernel with an
odd minor version number is development and could possibly fail to boot,
blow up your monitor, and erase all your hard disks (they do try not to
do this, though ;). 'odd minor version' means the 1 in 2.1.x, the 3 in
2.3.x, and so on.
For a machine that you can't risk these problems, stay with 2.2.x until
2.4.x comes out.
More information on the linux-kernel list is at http://www.tux.org/lkml/