Failure messages at boot up {closed}

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JSladek
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Failure messages at boot up {closed}

Postby JSladek » 05 Jun 2017 20:37

SolydK-64: I have had a failure message at startup for a couple of years and maybe longer and finally got tired of seeing it and went about trying to resolve it. In the process, I uncovered a second failure message.

The first was "Failed to start Load Kernel Modules" and internet searching, help from 'ilu' and a bit of trial and error, I found that the error was the inclusion of the 'etc' and 'xyz' modules in the /etc/modules-load.d/netfilter.conf file. I removed those items from the list in the netfilter.conf file and the failure message no longer appeared.

With the first message gone, a second appeared - "Failed to start /etc/rc.local Compatibility" was generated because rc.local was mounting systems that had already been mounted. This was the only action being initiated by the rc.local file. My resolution was to change rc.local to "not executable". After this change, I have had no more failure messages.

The reason that I am posting this note is that while I think I have resolved my issues, I would like to know if these are reasonable approaches to the problems that shouldn't get me into trouble with this current Debian version. Or is there a better way to do it. I suspect that I would have to do the same thing for the next Debian version when it overwrites the changes that I've made when it's is installed.

dwaynejohnson
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Re: Failure messages at boot up

Postby dwaynejohnson » 05 Jul 2017 07:50

What happens when you try to re-install it?

kurotsugi
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Re: Failure messages at boot up

Postby kurotsugi » 05 Jul 2017 08:23

it would be more helpfull if you could specify what module did failed. as a general rule, if your system working, you can ignore those messages. there are several "warning messages" from kernel during boot but, as the name implies, most of them are safe to ignore. those message usually will disapear on next kernel update.

as a side notes: those files you mentioned seems not made by the system. rc.local hasn't used anymore. debian only keep the functionality to keep backward compatibility but it's disabled at default.

JSladek
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Re: Failure messages at boot up

Postby JSladek » 06 Jul 2017 14:18

As I noted, in the first error message, I found that in addition to the 'nf_nat_pptp' module that was being loaded, modules 'etc' and 'xyz' were also being attemped to load. All three were listed in /etc/modules-load.d/netfilter.conf file. The problem that I found was that 'etc' and 'xyz' did not exist. So, I removed their listing from netfilter.conf and to date I have not experienced any difficulty because of it.

When that "correction" was made, a new error message occurred where mountings were being called for on systems already mounted. My solution was to change rc.local to "non executable'.

There have been no instances of error messages since and no malfunctions have been seen because of the alterations.

For kurotsugi, the first error message has been appearing through many kernel updates and for many months. The second error may have always been there, but not visible until the first error massage was eliminated. From your comments, though, I feel that my solution to both errors is valid. That is what I was looking for - some assurance that there wasn't something I may have been overlooking.

kurotsugi
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Re: Failure messages at boot up {closed}

Postby kurotsugi » 07 Jul 2017 01:11

if you're curious, you can run this command to check kernel error

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dmesg -l err
though, as I've said earlier, as long as your system works fine you can ignore it.


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