Installing Gaussian 03 on Ubuntu 9.10
I was recently asked to install 32bit Gaussian 03 binaries on an Ubuntu 9.10 machine and when I tried to run a test job I got the following error message
Erroneous write during file extend. write -1 instead of 4096 Probably out of disk space. Erroneous write during file extend. write -1 instead of 4096 Probably out of disk space. Write error in NtrExt1 Write error in NtrExt1: Bad address Segmentation fault
A bit of googling suggested that the following might work
sudo echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space
but this will result in permission denied (explanation here). The command you really want to use is
sudo bash -c "echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space"
Once this was done, Gaussian worked as advertised. Maybe this post will help a googler sometime in the future.