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Old 01-16-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Mount shared folder with fstab - need help


My problem right now is that fstab mounts shared windows folders before the Wireless connection is established.


Is there any way to create a delay for these shared folders to mount? Or tell fstab to wait for network connection?

That creates a problem for when there are other users who want to access shared folders and need sudo password to perform "mount -a" operation.

Is there any way to fix this ?

Also, what do the Zeros "0 0" mean at the end of the lines like this one:

//192.168.1.10/windowshare /mnt/winshare smbfs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,dmask=777,fmask=777 0 0

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Old 01-16-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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i would *VERY* strongly suggest you look at autofs, which mounts the filesystems on access, not on boot. especially with network dependent file systems, when you have network issues, i.e. you trip over a cable, your boxes can often hang trying to read from a drive mapped over a LAN. if you use autofs it'll unmount after periods of inactivity so things like that can't happen either.
 
Old 01-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Ok, thank you. I will Google and research on how to use it.

I will post back.

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Old 01-16-2007, 08:24 PM   #4
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So far, reading the guides I am confused on how to mount the shared folders?

I currently have this in my fstab

//192.168.1.7/F /media/battlestation/F smbfs dmask=777,fmask=777 0 0

where do I add this line into autofs ?

auto.master or auto.net ??

Being A Linux noob and just installing it, I am confused looking at this guide:

http://freespace.sourceforge.net/gui...to/autofs.html

or this

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Auto_mo...ystems_(AUTOFS)

Help.

P.S. what is automount command ? Can it be used instead? What is the difference between the two ?

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:40 AM   #5
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check the samba example twoards the bottom of this page. http://www.linux-consulting.com/Amd_.../autofs-5.html
 
Old 01-17-2007, 01:04 PM   #6
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Still looks confusing.

All I want to know is where do I put in this line to auto mount:

//192.168.1.7/F /media/battlestation/F smbfs dmask=777,fmask=777 0 0

?
 
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you don't put it anywhere. that's an fstab line, not an autofs line. hence me providng link to an example.
 
Old 01-17-2007, 02:52 PM   #8
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Please clarify this, as I am a total noob in all of this.

As I understand:

auto.master - contains the mount points to where the directory will be mounted. Say for example:

/media/battlestation/F auto.battle



Where

auto.battle must contain what in order to mount 192.168.1.7/F


??
 
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auto.master defines which directories are to be managed by autofs, and which file to use to refernce potential mount points within that directory. so *IF* you wanted to access /media/battlestation/F then autofs.master defines the fact that you wish to manage to locations underneath /media/battlestation, yes. so as in the example link i gave you, you'd need an equivalent entry like "F -fstype=smbfs,dmask=etc... ://battlestation/F"
 
Old 01-17-2007, 03:13 PM   #10
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So in auto.master I will add this

/media/battlestation/ /etc/auto.battle

meaning that autofs will manage this directory.

[Where inside /media/battlestation/ there is an "F" folder]





and in auto.battle

I will add this line:


F -fstype=smbfs,dmask=777.fmask=777 ://192.168.1.7/F



Is this correct ?
 
Old 01-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #11
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The above configuration did not help. Doins as I wrote above does not mount the shared folders.

Anyone, any help ?

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Old 01-18-2007, 06:07 PM   #12
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Thank you very much for your helpful replies acid_kewpie.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 11:08 PM   #13
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What happens now is that it looks like

auto.master is running auto.battle script fine [auto.battle being the one I created myself)

What I cannot understand is what to put into the auto.battle file so that it will mount my samba share ?

Is this exact command the correct one for me?

Quote:
F -fstype=smbfs,dmask=777.fmask=777 ://192.168.1.7/F
and in the
Quote:
auto.master
should I have

this:

Quote:
/media/battlestation/F auto.battle
or this:

Quote:
/media/battlestation/ auto.battle
 
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the auto,.battle entry looks fine, from what i'm aware of. the master would be the latter of your two options.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 08:00 PM   #15
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Ok, so far this seems to work but only for me - the user name that I use to log in, the one that was created when I initially installed Kubuntu.

The problem that I have with this setup is that other users cannot access these shared folders.

Only after I access these shared folders via my account, they appear to be working if I log out and log in into another account/

Does autfos also works and starts automatically for other users? Is there anything else I need to configure?
 
  


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