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Old 10-26-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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auto mount a network drive at boot


I have a linux box connetted t oa few other computers...and i dont have the space to store all the music they share. so i have to mount the drives they have shared in order to play em...its get annoying haing to do this after each reboot.

from what i have read i need to edit fstab in /etc
so i open that file up. but im not sure what i sould type
fstab looks like this:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

so at everyboot up i open up a terminal and enter this:
smbmount //gtp/Music /root/.gnome-desktop/Music



anyway i can have this happen on its own?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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/root/.gnome-desktop/Music //gtp/Music smb defaults 0 0



this is the line i added....will this work? i totally pulled this outta the air...
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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I have:

\\server\share /mnt/point smbfs password=pass,username=user,noauto 0 0

Depending on your distro, for example in Slackware, there is a file called rc.local, in there i just have:
mount /mnt/point
as listed above and it works.
The rc.local file is the last script to run on a slackware boot up before login.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:13 PM   #4
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i have a distro just like RH...ne idea?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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ok here is me restating it....
basically i have a clone of RH.

I have a folder on my desktop i have linked to a windows machine that has mp3s on it.
so i do this everytime i start up this linux box:
smbmount //windows/music /desktop/folder
password:
done

and then i can play that music.

how can i edit my /etc/fstab file so i dont need to do the above whenever i boot up. like have it to it on its own at startup?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:09 PM   #6
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did you search for a file called rc.local?
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:22 PM   #7
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yeah its in /etc what do i do with it?
#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
mount //gtp/Music <<<<line i added



is that it?

Last edited by Dr Gutiemouth; 10-26-2004 at 02:26 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:27 PM   #8
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post your fstab and then i can tell you what to put in it
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:28 PM   #9
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LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hdc2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:37 PM   #10
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add this to your fstab:
\\server\share /mnt/point smbfs password=pass,username=user,noauto 0 0

\\server\share = windows machine info

/mnt/point = location on linux machine to mount to

user= windows user
pass=windows user password

once that is in fstab, then you can add:

mount /mnt/point

to your rc.local file.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:50 PM   #11
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thanks for your help but it didnt work....

...i'll come back to this later, i need to goto work now...

thanks again....

after work i'll tell you what i put in, maybe i messed something up..
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:09 PM   #12
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//windows/music /root/.gnome-desktop/Music smbfs username=<name>,password=<pass>,netdev,soft ,_intr1 0

I think this will work. Look in man mount and man fstab and man smbmount for more details and options. Mount it someplace else however, like /windows/music or /mnt/windows/music. And please don't log in as root. Su to root from inside a terminal, or even better, for one liners use sudo.

Also consider using uid=, gid=, and umask= options.

This may not be the best way to go anyway, because the userid and password are in your fstab file.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 07:26 PM   #13
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ok i did what both of you said and it didnt work. t his is how i did it

logged in as root i opend the file /etc/fstab with gedit
added in each of the lines at different times...with spaces under them

then saved it..
rebooted, logged in as root. opened the .gnomre desktop foler to see if it worked, and the music wasnt there

im streaming the files from //gtp/Music and when i use smbmount i have them goto /root/.gnome-desktop/Music

am i supposed to ad them in fstab with a terminal or something? i just edited the file with the first program that can edit it.
again...i then just saved it and rebooted.


im atotal noob. i know very very little about what im doing.
this stuff:
nd please don't log in as root. Su to root from inside a terminal, or even better, for one liners use sudo.

Also consider using uid=, gid=, and umask= options.


im sorry but this is jibberish to me! i dont know what that is...
 
Old 02-27-2005, 06:28 AM   #14
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try changing \\ to //
in fstab for exampel

//computer/share /mount/point smbfs username=$login,password=$pass
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:32 PM   #15
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i got it to work but i dont remember how...and there was two icons on my desktop when i finally got it to work...oh well...i since nuked the drive and put gentoo on it...now if only i can get it to work
 
  


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