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I'm looking into setting up NFSv4 with kerberos (via this). I believe I have everything working except I'm running kernel 3.0.0-16-virtual which doesn't seem to include rpcsec_gss_krb5. Which causes this command modprobe rpcsec_gss_krb5 to fail with FATAL: Module rpcsec_gss_krb5 not found..

If I try to proceed mounting the NFS without this module.

# sudo mount -t nfs4 -o sec=krb5 *my ip*:/ /mnt


mount.nfs4: an incorrect mount option was specified


gss_create: Pseudoflavor 390003 not found!
RPC: Couldn't create auth handle (flavor 390003)

How should I ago about adding this mod to the EC2 Ubuntu kernel?

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If you are running 10.10 (Oneiric) you should have access to the linux-image-extra package which contains all of the modules normally stripped from the primary -virtual kernel. With this installed the -virtual kernel should have all of the same modules as a traditional -server kernel.

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Thanks I looked all over for something like this. – Kendall Hopkins Apr 17 '12 at 15:45

I solved this by just apt-get'ing the kernel I wanted.

sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.0.0-17-server
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

Add above others in /boot/grub/menu.lst.

title           Ubuntu 11.10, kernel 3.0.0-17-server
root            (hd0)
kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-17-server root=LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs ro console=hvc0  crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M
initrd          /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-17-server

sudo reboot

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The problem with adding this kernel manually is you will not receive any updates for it. You should install linux-image-server which will pull in updates as they occur. That said you probabally should be using linux-image-extras for this with the virtual kernels, see the other answer. – Andy Apr 17 '12 at 13:49

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