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enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

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Alexander Chuzhoy
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enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

Hi. I wish to enable NTFS compatability in my RedHat.I successfully did it by compiling new kernel.But I know that there is a way to do it by:
1. modifying the .config file
2. running make dep
3. running make modules
4. running make modules_install
I tried it on many machines and I always received error messages while executing "make modules". What do I do wrong?
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Claudio Cilloni
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Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

I think you're forgetting to run

make bzImage

after 'make dep' and before 'make modules'.

by the way, what kernel version are you compiling? and what RedHat version?

Ciao
Claudio
Alexander Chuzhoy
Honored Contributor

Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

that's the thing you shouldn't run make bzImage unless you whish to compile new kernel
I tried it on RH8 and RH9
whith respective default kernels
Jerome Henry
Honored Contributor

Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

But make moduls means that you build modules based on the kernel. If you change config file, then you have to get the corresponding kernel for the modules and dependencies to know what is inside and what is outside kernel !

J
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Balaji N
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Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

hi
may be post the exact error messages?

and are u sure u are going to miss out bzImage.

and another way is to just download the rpms from

http://linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net/

and just install them.

cheers
-balaji
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Caesar_3
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Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

Hello!

You need to take form any one who have
the module ntfs.o and use it by
insmod ntfs.o and then use mount.

You need the ntfs.o that will work with
your kernel version.

Caesar
Manuel Wolfshant
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Re: enabling NTFS in LINUX without compiling new kernel

In addition to what Cesar said: if you recompile the ntfs kernel module, first edit the /usr/src/linux/Makefile file and remove the word "custom". Otherwise the kernel will complain of an invalid / incompatible kernel version when trying to load the module.

If you get errors while compiling a RH linux kernel (i.e. installed from kernel-source-.i386.rpm ) try a make mrproper before compiling. Sometimes it works miracles.