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SubjectRe: How to add ntfs support
At 12:01 24/05/01, David Woodhouse wrote:
> said:
> > > I want to know , is there any method to register ntfs file system
> > > without recompiling the whole kernel
> > No, it is not possible to not recompile the kernel if NTFS was {not}
> > configured.
>Is it not possible to build NTFS as a module?

It is of course possible to build it as a modules. That is what I do. But
it would be guaranteed to work only if NLS was enabled during the previous
kernel compile and even then you would still have to do the make
{old,menu,x,}config, followed by make dep and make modules. On a fast
mashine you might as well do the make bzImage, too... - Also it would only
work if you are compiling the modules on the same kernel with the same
config as the currently running kernel.

Also, the original poster said he was using RedHat 6.2, which means he is
probably using a 2.2.x kernel as that came with RedHat 6.2 and considering
he doesn't want to recompile the kernel chances are he has some ancient
2.2.x kernel at that (whatever came standard with 6.2 + eventual updates...).

So it would be a good idea to get at least 2.4.4 kernel and then yes, you
would have to compile it from scratch...

Best regards,


"Nothing succeeds like success." - Alexandre Dumas
Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
Linux NTFS Maintainer / WWW:
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