Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Regarding NTFS and initrd problems

    I am having some problems regarding NTFS modules. I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS and I am trying to cmpile my kernel with NTFS support. However, when I try to compile it, I have the following results:
    1)The commands make dep, make clean, until make bzImage go normally.
    2)The commands make modules and make modules_install fail ´unexpectantly´.
    3)I try to configure GRUB, but initrd fails, (init = option???), and LILO does not respond due to a problem with cylinder beyond the 1024 one.
    4)Then I reboot, but the new kernel does not load, and the old one still does not have NTFS support.
    What must be the problem and what should I do?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    If it is the 2.6 kernel run this command to compile it:

    make && make clean bzImage modules modules_install
    if its 2.4 kernel then do:

    make dep && make clean bzImage modules modules_install
    Dont forget to mount /boot before you copy the new kernel into place with:

    cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/

    then you can reboot and hopyfully the kernel will be detected.

    Also try removing the initrd entry from /etc/grub.conf all together as you dont need it, if you configured the kernel correctly, and it slows down the boot procsess massivly.

  3. #3


    Thanks, variant, I will try it out tonight and see if it works on my kernel 2.4. Anyway, if anybody else has other suggestions, I´d be glad to try them too. Surely I will stop by in your IRC channel. After all, I have still a lot to learn on linux. Thanks again.

  4. $spacer_open
  5. #4


    Well, variant, it did not work, I got the following error messages:

    /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-4.EL/include/linux/skbuff.h:1152: warning: asm operand 1 p robably doesn't match constraints
    make[3]: *** [module.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [_modsubdir_cipe] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [_modsubdir_addon] Error 2
    make: *** [_mod_drivers] Error 2

    There were a lot more, but they happened because they were being used, I guess.

    Then, any other ideas? Help, please.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts