7.0-RC2 amd64 SMP Unsupported relocation type at boot

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Thu Feb 21 10:31:40 UTC 2008

Kernel Jake wrote:
> Background: standard install using releases/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/7.0/7.0-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso on a 80GB SATA drive.
> Motherboard: Supermicro H8SSL-i with AMIBIOS 8.00.11 2/21/06
> Right before the login prompt should appear in multiuser mode, the boot process stops with:
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /lib/libedit.so.6: Unsupported relocation type 48886 in non-PLT relocations
> If I boot to single user mode and immediately exit the shell, the multiuser boot process completes and the login prompt appears, but the following error appears prior to the login prompt:
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.9: invalid file format (3 times)
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/lib/libssl.so.5: Undefined symbol "i2d_DHparams (2 times)
> And then a subsequent command like "man nc" yields:
> /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: troff: Shared object has no runtime symbol table.

Something is probably corrupting the executables. Probably one of these

- bad memory (run memtest86)
- bad hard drive / controller (check if other data are also affected)
- bad installation media (download another)

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