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Old 06-14-2002, 03:01 AM   #1
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Arrow Can't mount Vfat or Msdos Filesystem!!

I compiled the 2.2.6 kernel on RedHat6.0 but I forgot to enable Vfat and Msdos filesystem. I have already compiled the kernel. Is there any way to enable that option in the kernel.
I can't view my dos partition as such.

Old 06-14-2002, 12:00 PM   #2
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rebuild the kernel :-(

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Old 06-15-2002, 04:17 AM   #3
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Which, although may sound like a bad thing, but if that's the only thing you want to change, won't be a big deal at all. All the setting should be just as you left it, as long as you don't run 'make mrproper' before 'make whateverconfig'

Then just copy over the kernel, rerun lilo and there ya go.
Old 06-18-2002, 07:30 AM   #4
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OK, I've never really thought about this, so I'll just throw it in here for you all to discuss...

If you compile a kernel with, say vfat_support=n (or whatever), then you change the config file so that vfat_support=m, and then make modules && make modules_install, without recompiling the kernel itself, would you be able to insmod the vfat module even though the kernel itself did not have module support for vfat? (Try saying all that after a few beers )
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Yes, it should work if you do "make menuconfig" (do the changes) and then "make dep", "make modules" and "make modules_install" followed by "depmod -ae".
Old 06-18-2002, 03:44 PM   #6
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Actually this may not work. As the module may require additional static glue code in the main kernel.

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