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    Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look!

    modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/modules.dep: No such file or directory
    is the first thing I see when I boot up Ubuntu 10.10. Then, at a seemingly random time, normally while writing to the hard drive, it'll lock up, screen will freeze wherever it is, and the keyboard lights will flash. I've determined it's not a hardware issue by using Win7 and replacing my GPU, HDD, mobo, and doing a RAM check.

    Someone please help - I miss Ubuntu, Windows just doesn't cut it for me.
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    Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    Sounds like a kernel update was incomplete. Can you still boot a different (earlier) kernel?

    What do you get for: ls /lib/modules

    There should be a bunch of stuff in the dir for that kernel:
    ls /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/
    Code:
    build              modules.builtin.bin  modules.inputmap   modules.softdep
    initrd             modules.ccwmap       modules.isapnpmap  modules.symbols
    kernel             modules.dep          modules.ofmap      modules.symbols.bin
    modules.alias      modules.dep.bin      modules.order      modules.usbmap
    modules.alias.bin  modules.devname      modules.pcimap     updates
    modules.builtin    modules.ieee1394map  modules.seriomap
    Last edited by efflandt; October 21st, 2010 at 01:48 PM. Reason: switched from Lucid example to Maverick example

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    Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    Try typing this as soon as you boot:

    Code:
    sudo depmod -a
    If you're having problems writing files, or if some module files are missing or damaged, that might fail, but it's possible it'll fix the problem.

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    Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    Sorry it took so long to reply - I'll follow up on both of your posts in just a few minutes here...
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    Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    Quote Originally Posted by efflandt View Post
    Sounds like a kernel update was incomplete. Can you still boot a different (earlier) kernel?

    What do you get for: ls /lib/modules

    There should be a bunch of stuff in the dir for that kernel:
    ls /lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/
    Code:
    build              modules.builtin.bin  modules.inputmap   modules.softdep
    initrd             modules.ccwmap       modules.isapnpmap  modules.symbols
    kernel             modules.dep          modules.ofmap      modules.symbols.bin
    modules.alias      modules.dep.bin      modules.order      modules.usbmap
    modules.alias.bin  modules.devname      modules.pcimap     updates
    modules.builtin    modules.ieee1394map  modules.seriomap
    Okay, here's what's in that directory on my system - looks identical:
    build modules.builtin.bin modules.inputmap modules.softdep
    initrd modules.ccwmap modules.isapnpmap modules.symbols
    kernel modules.dep modules.ofmap modules.symbols.bin
    modules.alias modules.dep.bin modules.order modules.usbmap
    modules.alias.bin modules.devname modules.pcimap updates
    modules.builtin modules.ieee1394map modules.seriomap
    @srs5694 Ran depmod -a, rebooting for good measure after I post this reply, will update on status as soon as I start some disk activity ^.^
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    Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    depmod -a completed successfully, and it's staying live for a lot longer now, but it still happens after 10 minutes to 30 minutes or so of torrenting or file transfers. Any other suggestions??
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    Smile Re: Problem that I think is linked to hard disk activity - need to know where to look

    I have the same message at boot up, it comes up twice then it boots in to the system and everything works fine as far as i can tell,but then I have only been using Ubuntu for a couple of day since my move from Windows7 . I have the directory of lib/modules/2.6.35-22-generic/ with files etc in them, would be nice to get rid of the message.

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