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Old 05-06-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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perm mount LAN ntfs share, have to remount on reboot


Using the command...

Quote:
mount -t cifs //192.168.1.101/Music-Bands /windows/bands -o username=<user>,password=<pw>
Where...
192 is the windows box (SAMBA still won't allow a browse,unless through kongeror location bar)
and
/windows/bands is the mnt point

I access the shares without issue.

However upon reboot, all the shares are no longer there (mnt points are still, of course).

My understanding was that this command would result in a permanent mount.

I've tried any number of commands to get this working properly, I'm close I know.

Ideas?
 
Old 05-07-2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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mount only lasts 'til the next reboot. You need to put the share mounting info in /etc/fstab in the correct format.

BTW, I don't know if fstab can accommodate the username, password info.; or, more important, if it would be safe to put them in fstab. (On my system, fstab is world readable.)
 
Old 05-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #3
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DOH

That makes sense.

Now, I just have to wait for someone to help with the correct format...
 
Old 05-07-2007, 02:10 PM   #4
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unrlated to networking. moved to Linux - Newbie.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 03:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by daTerminehtor
Now, I just have to wait for someone to help with the correct format...
Why wait when the answer is right in front of you..

man mount
man fstab

google.com

 
Old 07-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #6
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Adding the following to fstab...

//192.168.1.101/Movies /mnt/movies smbfs credentials=/root/creds,noatime,rw 0 0

Using the above, I now find the remote shares on my desktop (they ARE simply icons, right?) and in myComputer.

However, I get a 'permissions denied' error, which makes sense I guess. As I have noatime disabled locally, I'm sure the above permissions part is wrong... no username/password found in that line.

Is that right?

In the above line, is /root the issue?
 
Old 07-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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fstab is a "suck-ass" way to mount network drives, who's presence you can never quite guarentee. i'd very very strongly suggest you look over autofs which can mount defined locations on access, not on boot. as such you're much less likely to have filesystems hanging on the remote machien going awol etc...
 
Old 07-11-2007, 04:19 PM   #8
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I'd prefer to have access through fstab, particularly for music.

autofs is more for mounting when needed, isn't it?

You're saying that the filesystems (rather than the access) would hang at times? That makes sense, similar to shares that are removed yet linger in network places (windows)? But, if mounted properly (with correct permissions set), wouldn't that lesson a possibility?
 
Old 07-12-2007, 04:30 AM   #9
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read up on autofs, the use is absolutely no different, you will always see fiels in the right place when you look for them, whether they are msuic or films or anything.

if you mount a network file system, if that network file system becomes unreachable for some reason, then the client system often hangs whilst it tries and tries to reach that remote node, which has been stolen and chucked in the back of dodgy pete's van. if you use autofs then when you aren't directly using it, the connection is unmounted, so when it's stolen, the kernel on your system doesn't still think it's there, so there's no problem, other than the theft report to the police.
 
  


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