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Q. Kropotkin's dmesg gives only the following ( as of 05:00 GMT 25 march 2002): Unable to load interpreter /lib/ ( what does this mean? - kellan )

A. This generally happens when a machine gets totally hammered for some reason, something running out of control eating up all memory and swap so the kernel cannot load any of the necessary things to function. I believe this is an old message that was a result of kropotkin instability, which is resolved now. The dmesg can always be found in /var/log/dmesg, which I post here

( i dont have an account so i don't know for sure, but sounds like dmesg is looking for the library and can't find it. do ldd BACKTICKwhich dmesgBACKTICK to find out for sure (this lists libraries that it looks for). it's probable that it used to exist but was deleted... if so, you could try symlinking to a newer version that is present. eg: ln -s and then attempting dmesg again. might work, might not. also, try just tail -f /var/log/messages or tail -n /var/log/messages .. which might be what you want, without dmesg - walter )

Linux version 2.2.19pre17 (herbert@arnor) (gcc version #1 Tue Mar 13 22 
:37:59 EST 2001 
BIOS-provided physical RAM map: 
 BIOS-e820: 0009fc00 @ 00000000 (usable) 
 BIOS-e820: 00000400 @ 0009fc00 (usable) 
 BIOS-e820: 076f0000 @ 00100000 (usable) 
Detected 797975 kHz processor. 
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25 
Calibrating delay loop... 1592.52 BogoMIPS 
Memory: 118944k/122816k available (1744k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1560k data, 
 156k init) 
Dentry hash table entries: 16384 (order 5, 128k) 
Buffer cache hash table entries: 131072 (order 7, 512k) 
Page cache hash table entries: 32768 (order 5, 128k) 
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized 
CPU serial number disabled. 
Intel machine check architecture supported. 
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0. 
256K L2 cache (8 way) 
CPU: L2 Cache: 256K 
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 0a 
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting. 
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK. 
Checking for popad bug... OK. 
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX 
mtrr: v1.35a (19990819) Richard Gooch ( 
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb0b0 
PCI: Using configuration type 1 
PCI: Probing PCI hardware 
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2 
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0 
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP 
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 131072 bhash 65536) 
Starting kswapd v 1.5 
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port. 
Serial driver version 4.27 with no serial options enabled 
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A 
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A 
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured 
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09 
RAM disk driver initialized:  16 RAM disks of 4096K size 
loop: registered device at major 7 
VP_IDE: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39 
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later 
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xd000-0xd007, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio 
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xd008-0xd00f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio 
hda: IBM-DTLA-305040, ATA DISK drive 
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14 
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 
hda: IBM-DTLA-305040, 39266MB w/380kB Cache, CHS=5005/255/63 
hdc: ATAPI 50X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache 
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.11 
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M 
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077 
md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8 
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card) 
NCR53c406a: no available ports found 
sym53c416.c: Version 1.0.0 
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card! 
IBM MCA SCSI: Version 3.2 
IBM MCA SCSI: No Microchannel-bus present --> Aborting. 
              This machine does not have any IBM MCA-bus 
              or the MCA-Kernel-support is not enabled! 
megaraid: v1.11 (Aug 23, 2000) 
3w-xxxx: tw_findcards(): No cards found. 
scsi : 0 hosts. 
scsi : detected total. 
Partition check: 
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 > 
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.13) 
apm: disabled on user request. 
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly. 
Freeing unused kernel memory: 156k freed 
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0. 
Adding Swap: 489940k swap-space (priority -1) 
rtl8139.c:v1.07 5/6/99 Donald Becker 
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 Fast Ethernet at 0xec00, IRQ 11, 00:10:dc:04:92:5f. 

-- ChristopherMitchell - 06 Jun 2002
Topic revision: r1 - 06 Jun 2002, ChristopherMitchell
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