I am running an instance on gcloud compute engine. I need to mount a Google storage bucket (which belongs to a different project) to my instance. The instance runs on Debian Wheezy. I have installed gcc, fuse, gcsfuse. But when I tried to mount the bucket:

$ gcsfuse bucket-name /mnt/bucket-name

I got the error: stderr: fusermount: fuse device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first

Tried "modprobe fuse", I got error: -bash: modprobe: command not found

Anyone knows what the problem might be, or anyone has encountered the same issue? Any thoughts, comments, help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!


I have resolved the issue with an upgrade to Jessie and then installed gcsfuse following the instructions here: https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/gcsfuse/blob/master/docs/installing.md

  • That is actually a poor suggestion to a simple problem of finding a system command. – Julie Pelletier Sep 1 '16 at 6:10

To locate a command on your system, you can use whereis which will search all the common locations to give you the full path.

whereis modprobe

.. on my system outputs:

modprobe: /sbin/modprobe /etc/modprobe.d /etc/modprobe.conf /lib/modprobe.d /usr/share/man/man8/modprobe.8.bz2

In this case, and probably yours, you would then know to call it as /sbin/modprobe fuse.

  • 1
    Have tried that, but it wasn't there. – user3175643 Sep 2 '16 at 14:41

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