Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51620
ntfs module missing from kernel and /lib/modules
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:47 EDT
Description of Problem: Support for NTFS filesystem seems not to be
included in the kernel (ntfs.o does not exist, mounts fail)
How Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1a. mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/win2k
1b. insmod ntfs
a. mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
b. insmod: ntfs: no module by that name found
Expected Results: (/mnt/win2k mounted)
Using standard updated RedHat 7.1 kernel (2.4.3-12), updated by up2date.
ntfs.o is not listed as part of any recent kernel (RedHat 5.1 and up), so
it is not intended as part of the kernel? However, the Filesystems-HOWTO,
states that it is part of the official kernel.
At the time of the 7.1 release, the NTFS driver was VERY broken. It oopsed the
kernel and also corrupted the filesystem, even in READ ONLY mode.
Is this still true? Could it be included in RedHat 7.2? This is one of the
in gettin Linux rolled out to more of our PC users. Read-only access would be
nothing, though I agree that not corrupting user file system is the highest