OS Ubuntu 16.04, Kernel 4.9.40 (20171025)
root@v2001:~# modprobe CIFS
-> modprobe: FATAL: Module CIFS not found in directory /lib/modules/4.9.40
root@v2001:~# apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-$(uname -r)
-> E: Unable to locate package linux-image-4.9.40
root@v2001:~# module-assistant list
-> lists several but doesn’t find any modules
What I’m trying to achieve is to get CIFS working but for as long as the relevant kernel module is missing I do get the response:
-> mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
I wouldn’t want to start over again from scratch and compiling -> installing smbclient or cifs-utils doesn’t solve the problem either.
Qualified help would be much apreshiated.