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Old 08-28-2002, 06:53 PM   #1
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Module versus a Re-Compile

Hopefully y'all can ignore my ignorance here, but i'm a newbie..what else can i say?

well I would like to know the difference between mounting a module so that i can see my NTFS drive (hope that came out right) with my data and recompiling my kernel so that it can see my NTFS drive....when would I use one method over the other, is what i'm asking basically

Here is what i want to do: I want to have Redhat 7.3 (the linux distro i'm using) automatically (on boot, or just permanently, so i don't have to set it up everytime I re-boot) set up my computer to see my NTFS drive (hda3)

i've only been reading the archives a short while and i'm already mucho confused....



oh yeah...forgot to mention, My system is a dual boot with WinXP on hda1

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Old 08-28-2002, 11:10 PM   #2
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If during install/initial compilation of kernel the module for NTFS wasn't compiled or NTFS support wasn't compiled in the kernel (built-in) there is no chance you would modprobe ntfs unless you recompile your kernel with modular support for ntfs or built-in (I don't think built-in is a good option though).

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Old 08-29-2002, 12:12 AM   #3
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So how would I go about recompiling my kernel??? I beleive I have 2.4.18-3??
Old 08-29-2002, 07:25 AM   #4
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An answer to this would probably exceed any allowable message length... There are plenty of kernel compiling HOWTOs about it, though.

I found one at


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