kldload: can't load /usr/local/modules/fuse.ko: Exec format error & fusefs-ntfs-1.253

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 03:17:21 PST 2008

On 12/3/08, Dino Vliet <dino_vliet at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi people,
>  I can't use my maxtor basic 640gb external harddrive on Freebsd amd64 running 7.0 because when I try to load fusefs with this command, kldload /usr/local/modules/fuse.ko I get the following error:
>  kldload: can't load /usr/local/modules/fuse.ko: Exec format error
>  Adding fusefs_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf and fuse_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf and rebooting doesn't help either, because then that error message is printed on the console.
>  uname -a gives:
>  FreeBSD zouk.telfort.nl 7.0-RELEASE-p6 FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p6 #1: Thu Nov 27 13:42:17 CET 2008     rgilaard at zouk.telfort.nl:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
>  pkg_info | grep fuse gives:
>  fusefs-kmod-0.3.9.p1.20080208_4 Kernel module for fuse
>  fusefs-libs-2.7.3   FUSE allows filesystem implementation in userspace
>  fusefs-ntfs-1.2531  Mount NTFS partitions (read/write) and disk images
>  Does anyone have a clue as to what is causing this behavior?

How did you install the fusefs-kmod was it from a package or did you
build it through the ports system?

The most likely cause of this error is due to the fuse.ko module was
not built against the same source as your kernel.  Rebuild fusefs-kmod
and that should resolve the problem.


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