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I'm having a problem mounting a network drive. I'm running Redhat 7.2, and I'm trying to get it to mount a drive on another (windows) machine on my network. I've created a directory /mnt/primary (as seen in other posts) and I am now getting an error which is - "mount: /primary is not a block device". I've seen similar posts for problems with CDROMs and I've tried using modprobe /primary, and I've tried using depmod -ae. Neither made any difference.
OK, the problem you're having is the the mount command (which is what the fstab relates to) is trying to mount /primary as a block device (i.e. a harddisk) on /mnt/primary. You will need to set the filetype as smbfs. Try typing the following in, at the command prompt:
mount //hostname/sharename -t smbfs /mnt/primary
This should mount the Window's shared folder called '//hostname/sharename' under the /mnt/primary directory.