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Thread: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

  1. #1
    martin_klvana NNTP User

    Default Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    Hi,

    I am running OpenSUSE 10.3. I have had no troubles with it until now:

    Now I can no longer boot to Linux. Right at the beginning of the boot sequence, I get:

    /bin/bash: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5 cannot open shared object file or directory

    This is followed by a Kernel panic and then the system locks up. This happens in Fail Safe mode as well.

    I do not understand what happened because I did not use root account and did no installation by myself since the last successful boot. Could the problem be caused by an automatic update?

    I checked libreadline.so.5 and it IS in /lib/ directory.

    Does anybody know what is the problem and how can I fix it?
    Thanks!

    martin

  2. #2

    Default Re: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    This is a typical 'this should not happen error' problem. If a kernel panic occurs, you should also get a more desciptive error message. Which did you receive? Hardware releated disk-errors can also be the cause of your problem...

  3. #3
    martin_klvana NNTP User

    Default Re: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    I could access data by booting Knoppix from CD. Now I am backuping all my data with Knoppix. I will provide the complete error message afterwards.

  4. #4
    martin_klvana NNTP User

    Default Re: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    Meanwhile, I listed libreadline.so.5 in /lib/ directory and got Input/output error message:
    $ ls /lib/libreadline.so.5*
    ls: libreadline.so.5: Input/output error
    ls: libreadline.so.5.2: Input/output error

  5. #5
    martin_klvana NNTP User

    Default Re: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    So the error message is as follows:

    /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: Input/output error

    (this message is iterated many times)

    INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

    (followed by 4 messages of /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: Input/output error)

    INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

    (followed by 4 messages of /bin/sh: error while loading shared libraries: libreadline.so.5: cannot open shared object file: Input/output error)

    INIT: Id "3" etc....

    INIT: No more processes left in this runlevel

  6. #6

    Default Re: Boot problem - libreadline.so.5

    Can you run the following command:

    dmesg

    I suspect your partition or drive is going south. I/O errors are very nasty and may be hardware related.

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