[ubuntu-za] Failed to load kernel modules

Frans de waal meesterarend at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 09:36:42 UTC 2019


At startup you can select to boot into recovery mode, then you should not
get that... Also with an live boot disk it will be safer

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 08:29 Bill Cairns, <cairnsww at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Bill
>
>
>
>
> 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>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>> unfortunately.)
>>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>>> Bill
>>>>>
>>>>>
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