It was a running machine earlier now only i got this problem at booting time, hence can not do use install media for fresh installation ?
can you suggest a way to over come this problem ? I can not write rescue as OS itself not booting so dont have commpand prompt. Using isntall media ll install fresh linux which i dont want to losse work done till now.
Yes you are correct and thanks for the quick response. I am using Oracle virtual box and have installed Linux Virtual Machine 5.8 on top of it. Linux VM is now stopped loading (it was working fine earlier) and giving library error. looks like its not finding library mentioned in the defination. Thanks dude for correcting me this.
I was searching different forum but all troubleshooting are after once logged into the os, but in my case its not even loading and not finding any solution to apply at loading time. :(
You might want to use the correct terms to avoid misunderstandings: You are using Oracle Linux 5.8 x64 as a guest OS or virtual machine under Oracle VirtualBox.
Your problem is not a common issue and probably means that your system cannot start because it has previously been linked to a version of libpopt that is no longer available. This can happen if you delete files by accident or use RPM instead of YUM to install software. The later will check dependencies and abort if you try to install software that will break system integrity. I'm afraid you best solution will be to reinstall the system or restore it from a previous VirtualBox snapshot if available. In order to troubleshoot and pinpoint your problem more detailed information is necessary.
I went to linux boot and resticted shell prompt (by selecting kernal & typeing e and than b for booting), where one can write few commnads. I tried to find library and found that its already available at two places
/usr/lib/ and /usr/lib64/
Without knowing what you have installed or what modifications you have done it is not possible to say what goes wrong. Like I previously mentioned, you may have installed an incompatible version of a core system library. Sorry, I'm not going to read any installation manual to find out what you might have done wrong. You may need to reinstall the complete system or just the popt installation package.
Based on my experience people sometimes seem to misunderstanding the concept of software version requirements, which are always minimum version requirements and does not mean, for instance, software made for gcc 4.1.10 does not work under 4.1.12. You cannot simply upgrade or downgrade core system libraries without affecting the installed system. Using YUM to install software will check this and prevent you from breaking your system. RPM does not check any dependencies and hence can break your system beyond repair.
It appears you don't care for the assistance provided thus far over the past few days in this thread.
You have cross-posted your question elsewhere:
... and didn't think to mention that fact.
I am sure that those that tried to help will remember this when you ask for help in the future.