I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 on Pi4. I followed the link from ubuntu for pi. After inserting the SD card with Ubuntu image, the error appeared after few lines with

[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules

I searched and got the same question in the link below, but still can not solve the issue. Link:askubuntu-FAILED to start load Kernel modules

Please help. Thanks!!!

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    so you went through the answers and tried them all? - oh, wait "I followed some of above advice" - what did you try? what didn't you try? why didn't you try it? Commented May 31, 2020 at 9:08
  • and what's the output of sudo systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service Commented May 31, 2020 at 9:10
  • I did apt-get update dpkg --configure -a apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get -f install, the error is still there. When I tried "sudo apt-get remove nvidia-* sudo apt-get autoremove sudo nvidia-uninstall" there was an error with nvidia-uninstall. Commented May 31, 2020 at 12:33
  • @JaromandaX output of "sudo systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service" is : Active: Failed (result: exit-code) Failed to find module 'parport', Failed to find module 'ib_iser' and Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. Commented May 31, 2020 at 12:36
  • Is your OS compatible with ARM? Commented May 31, 2020 at 20:14

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dist-upgrade is the kiss of death on Ubuntu.

It tries to replace the Pi specific boot code and firmware with EFI code.

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