Cannot mount SSD because "Filesystem type zfs_member not configured in kernel"

Hi, this is probably a really simple issue but I need to access some files in an SSD but I cannot mount it because as the title suggests, “Filesystem type zfs_member not configured in kernel.”.

I am not sure what to do and I don’t want to risk breaking anything. Any help appreciated.

What Kernel are you using? uname -r
What version of ZFS?

zpool --version

Maybe @mbod or @dalto could help, they have a lot of experience with ZFS.

I believe you would need to rebuild your current kernel image to include appropriate module for

zfs-dkms seems to be the package to install.

But, as mentioned above, please wait for forum members with hand-on experience of ZFS to assist you on this one.

Ahh…where did that ssd come from?

You will have to do a number of things.

  • You need to install zfs modules and zfs-utils. The easiest way to do that is probably by installing zfs-dkms
  • You probably don’t need to rebuild your kernel but it would be good to know which kernel you are using.
  • After installing the kernel modules above, you need to sudo modprobe zfs. It is works, it returns nothing.
  • Then you can run sudo zpool import which should get you a list of available zpools. Before going further, I would recommend posting the results of that command here.
1 Like