[ubuntu-za] Failed to load kernel modules
cairnsww at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 06:29:32 UTC 2019
I typed 'fsck' and got:
WARNING!!! The filesystem is mounted. If you continue you ***WILL***
cause ***SEVERE*** filesystem damage.
Do you really want to continue<n>?
So that scared the hell out of me and I said 'n' immediately!
Do I really want to continue?
On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 at 07:18, Frans de waal <meesterarend at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can use "Disks" to check the smart data, also runs fsck from command
> line to check the partitions, I usually use it with the - f option even
> when it tells me the disk is clean.
> I had to reinstall everything this weekend due to a bad hdd too and had to
> format the install drive for the install to work reliably. 2nd time it
> worked flawlessly.
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 16:16 Bill Cairns, <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:
>> An update on this problem. It seem that the hard drive definitely has a
>> problem. I reinstalled Grub on it and also on the SSD then re-installed
>> 18.04 on the SSD only. I tried to allow access to the hard drive (my home
>> directory is still there) by an fstab entry but no joy. However, I can
>> access the hard drive and can mount the home directory using 'mount
>> UUID=xxxxx /home'. I don't understand why this works and the fstab route
>> doesn't. But then I don't understand very much.
>> My next action will be to take the hard drive to the doctor for a
>> physical check up.
>> On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 at 17:49, Paolo Gigante <paolo.gigante.sa at gmail.com>
>>> Hi Bill,
>>> As a starting point, I would unplug the 1TB completely and do a fresh
>>> install on the SSD. I would also delete any pre-existing partitions on that
>>> SSD and start from scratch (NB! Make sure you backup any data you want
>>> before you blow it all away). That way you are hopefully eliminating any
>>> interference from a previous install.
>>> Personally I have not had the greatest experience with Ubuntu18 so I
>>> still use 16.04 but that would be my first step in getting it working.
>>> Once you get your system up and running, you can add the 1TB at a later
>>> stage, you may need to adjust boot order in your bios if you have a boot
>>> record on the 1TB.
>>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:34 PM Bill Cairns <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I arrived home (after being away in Joeys for the weekend attending my
>>>> grandson's 18th birthday party) and my Ubuntu 18.04 would not boot. it went
>>>> most of the way through the boot process but then dropped into terminal
>>>> mode and told me that ' we are in emergency mode'. The error message, a few
>>>> lines above, says 'Failed to load Kernel Modules'.
>>>> As I was quite keen on doing a clean up anyway, I thought that this was
>>>> a good opportunity to do a fresh install. So I tried that. (I now think
>>>> that this was a very poor decision, but there is no going back now
>>>> The install does not go through cleanly. At the end it gives me an
>>>> error message that it could not clean up past packages or something. (I am
>>>> sorry - I should have noted this down but didn't.) It then tells me to
>>>> remove the installation media and reboot. I do, but the same error as
>>>> before - Failed to load Kernel Modules.
>>>> i have tried Googling this error but all the situations described do
>>>> not come close to being the same as mine - usually people seem to get the
>>>> eror after upgrading. I have not just upgraded and have been running 18.04
>>>> since July or August last year.I am afraid that the solutions that I read
>>>> on Google confuse me completely and I have not understood them well enough
>>>> to think of trying any of them.
>>>> My configuration might be a bit unusual - I have a 1TB hard drive with
>>>> my Home directory (and the boot sector). I also have a 128Mb SSD for the
>>>> operating system. This has been running happily since October or so (and
>>>> seems to work very well and fast).
>>>> (I did trying installing the boot sector on the SSD but still get the
>>>> same error.)
>>>> I have no idea whether I am facing a hardware error or if I have
>>>> somehow destroyed something important. The only extraordinary happenings
>>>> have been some power failures - not only this week with load sharing but
>>>> two strange ones last week before I went away.
>>>> I would appreciate any ideas or pointers in the right direction.
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