Kmod-usb-storage missing

I am using a netgear R7800 router and have installed openwrt 18.06. I want to insert a usb harddrive and tried to follow the steps online.

opkg list-installed | grep usb

kmod-usb-core - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-dwc3 - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-dwc3-of-simple - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-ehci - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-ledtrig-usbport - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-ohci - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb-phy-qcom-dwc3 - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb2 - 4.14.63-1
kmod-usb3 - 4.14.63-1
libusb-1.0 - 1.0.22-1
usbutils - 007-9

I figured that maybe kmod-usb-storage is missing. So I did:

opkg install kmod-usb-storage

Unknown package 'kmod-usb-storage'.
Collected errors:

  • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package kmod-usb-storagef

My hard drive is ntfs format, so I also tried to install kmod-fuse:

Unknown package 'kmod-fuse'.
Collected errors:

  • opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package kmod-fuse.

This is the results of lsusb:

lsusb -t
/: Bus 04.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci-hcd/1p, 5000M
/: Bus 03.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci-hcd/1p, 480M
/: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci-hcd/1p, 5000M
|__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 0, Class=Mass Storage, Driver=, 5000M
/: Bus 01.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, Driver=xhci-hcd/1p, 480M

Not sure why this happens and there is very little info available when using google. Guys, please help me address the problem. Thanks!

Run opkg update first to fetch the list of packages. Unlike a desktop Linux, the list is not stored after a reboot. So you'll need to update again any time you need to install packages.

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Thanks for the advice. This does not work. I solve it by updating to 19.07. Thanks all the same!

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