What to do When Your System Fails to Load Kernel Modules

When managing web servers installed on Debian systems, it’s sometimes necessary to load kernel modules to the system. But errors can crop up; one common error is “Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.”

Fortunately, there are a few common solutions. On of them is to use the “head” command, part of the “util-linux” package. It displays the first few lines of files and is often used to view files without opening them in an editor.

Step-by-step Guide to Resolving “Failed to Start Load Kernel Modules” Error

1. Access the Terminal. The first step is to access your server’s terminal. On Windows, you can use the Windows command line. On macOS, you can use the Terminal app. On Linux, you can use the terminal, or install a terminal emulator like Terminator.

2. Install the “util-linux” package. Once you have access to the terminal, you need to install the “util-linux” package, which includes the head command. On Ubuntu/Debian systems, you can do this with the apt command:

sudo apt install util-linux

3. Start the head command. Now you can use the head command:

head -n 8 /etc/modules

The above command will display the first 8 lines of the /etc/modules file. This file contains the list of modules that need to be loaded.

4. Verify the Modules. You can now verify the modules listed in the file. If they are correct, move on to the next step.

5. Load the Modules. To load the modules, use the modprobe command. It takes a module name as the argument and loads the module to the kernel. For example:

modprobe nfsd

You can also load multiple modules at once by specifying a list of module names. For example:

modprobe nfsd ext4 fuse


Using the head command and modprobe command, you can easily resolve the “Failed to start Load Kernel Modules” error. This is a quick and easy solution, and should help you get back to managing your web servers efficiently.

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