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Old 10-06-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Mount Network share on boot


Hi Everyone,

I'm running Fedora 11 and need to have a cifs share mount on boot. What do I need to do?

I can mount the drive through command line by typing
Code:
mount.cifs //192.168.1.249/xserve/shared /home/sasktel/mnt -o username="guest"
What do I need to edit to allow this to mount on boot?

I've used Fedora for a little while now but my workplace has asked that I develop a BitTorrent tracker service to demonstrate how it works to a few departments in our company and I'll be diving into a bit more in depth things. If ya got any questions for me just ask!

-Capn
 
Old 10-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #2
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login as root:

Quote:
su
modify "vim /root/.smbcredentials"

Add the following lines (change winusername and winpassword to the correct username and password for the samba/windows server you want to connect to):

Quote:
username=winusername
password=winpassword
SAVE THE FILES:

Quote:
chmod 700 /root/.smbcredentials
modify the "vim /etc/fstab" to include your share

insert share name and server where appropriate


Code:
//192.168.1.249/xserve/share /home/sasktel/mnt cifs  credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 1

Last edited by tobias_r33per; 10-06-2009 at 05:31 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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I've added what you posted above but get a blank /home/sasktel/mnt folder. Here's my /etc/fstab
Code:
#
# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Mon Oct  5 15:30:28 2009
#
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or vol_id(8) for more info
#
UUID=6e50cf4c-132e-4b66-bd33-849a04fe902a 	/boot                   ext3    defaults        			1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_tracker-lv_root 			/                       ext4    defaults        			1 1
/dev/mapper/vg_tracker-lv_swap 			swap                    swap    defaults        			0 0
tmpfs                   			/dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        			0 0
devpts                  			/dev/pts                devpts  defaults        			0 0
sysfs                   			/sys                    sysfs   defaults        			0 0
proc                    			/proc                   proc    defaults        			0 0
//192.168.1.249/xserve/share 			/home/sasktel/mnt 	cifs  	credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 1
And the .smbcredentials file:
Code:
username="guest"
password=""
This is where I assume I've messed up. Should I remove the quotes? If so, what do I need to replace password with to imply that no password is set?
 
Old 10-06-2009, 08:19 PM   #4
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try this instead:

modify /etc/fstab to use this instead to see if this works better

Quote:
//192.168.1.249/xserve/share /home/sasktel/mnt cifs username=guest,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 1
 
  


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