Bug 51620 - ntfs module missing from kernel and /lib/modules
Summary: ntfs module missing from kernel and /lib/modules
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-13 07:35 UTC by p929001
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-06-06 16:57:30 UTC

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Description p929001 2001-08-13 07:35:24 UTC
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

Actual Results:
a. mount: fs type ntfs not supported by kernel
b. insmod: ntfs: no module by that name found

Expected Results: (/mnt/win2k mounted)

Additional Information:
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,
section 5.4
states that it is part of the official kernel.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-13 10:37:28 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Peter Fales 2001-11-02 19:44:20 UTC
Is this still true?  Could it be included in RedHat 7.2?  This is one of the
"high-runner" difficulties
in gettin Linux rolled out to more of our PC users.   Read-only access would be
better than
nothing, though I agree that not corrupting user file system is the highest

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