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Old 02-18-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't boot anymore! modprobe: can't locate module block-major-??

I've been using a SuSE box (currently SuSE 8.2) as a firewall/webserver for the last few years (PII/450). One HD, one CD, one FD, two NICs, one videocard... it has been running 24-7 for years with very few interruptions.

Today I had to turn it off for some reason and when I re-booted it would start loading the kernel and get stuck displaying the following lines:

modprobe: modprobe: Can't local module block-major-53
[repeat 100s of times]
modprobe: modprobe: Can't local module block-major-54
[repeat 100s of times]
modprobe: modprobe: Can't local module block-major-55
modprobe: modprobe: Can't local module block-major-56
modprobe: modprobe: Can't local module block-major-57

Once it gets up to a certain number it starts from the bottom again.

I can boot the machine from a CD but don't know what to do at that point!

Someone please help!

Last edited by gti666; 02-19-2005 at 01:20 AM.
Old 02-19-2005, 09:52 AM   #2
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hi there
check for a few things

run fck onthat linux drive,when it is unmounted

also check if the disk is full



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