CIFS module not in Ubuntu Server kernel



I’ve installed and configured the Ubuntu Server distro on my Rock Pi4. The only thing that’s missing is the CIFS filesystem module.

Is there a technical reason why it’s not included in the build? I don’t want to go down the rabbit hole building a new kernel if it won’t work anyway.

Thanks in advance for any insight!


The installed system is quite minimal, have you tried to install it yet?

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install cifs-utils


Yes. I’ve executed unminimize and installed cifs-utils.


I am not sure which kernel you are running. We should have cifs as modules for recent kernels. You can update the kernel first.

sudo apt-get install linux-base
sudo apt-get install linux-4.4-lastest