Yeah, thanks after I submitted the question I went to the FAQ ;)
Found "Debian Bug report logs - #334513"
That explained in detail what the problem is and how to correct, which I did.
All is fine now.
>>>>> On Tue, 9 May 2006, "Eduard" == Eduard Bloch wrote:
Eduard> #include <hallo.h> * jpg [Tue, May 09 2006, 10:44:58AM]:
+> Hey List,
+> Trying to get sshfs to work on my 'sarge' box.
+> Installed sshfs, added root to the fuse group, then attempted to
+> connect to remote machine that has sshd, with sftp extension, and get:
+> # sshfs remote_host:/<remotefs> /<localmountpoint> Password:
+> FATAL: Module fuse not found. fusermount: fuse device not found, try
+> 'modprobe fuse' first
+> # modprobe fuse FATAL: Module fuse not found.
+> Nothing in man page describing needing to have a fuse module. Nothing
+> in /usr/src/linux-126.96.36.199 about fuse
Eduard> Because 2.6.12 is pretty old and did not include fuse at that
Eduard> time. Try "module-assistant prepare" and "m-a a-i fuse". Or
Eduard> upgrade the kernel.