CIFS module not in Ubuntu Server kernel


#1

Hello:

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!


#2

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

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


#3

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


#4

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