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Old 09-06-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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mounting network samba drive using cifs in /etc/rc.local file

I have a samba server (CENTOS 5.3). The server has a share called "export_name." For the purpose of this question, the share has no password.

I want to mount "export_name" automatically when I boot on a client (UBUNTU 9.4). The mountpoint is called "/home/my_local_user_name/export_name."

I have added this single line to the /etc/rc.local file on the UBUNTU client, saved it, and set the executable bit (chmod + /etc/rc.local). The line is as follows:

mount -o username=user // /home/my_local_user_name/export_name

This rc.local file does not work on boot but works only when I open a terminal and type:
sudo sh /etc/rc.local

Last edited by rioguia; 09-06-2009 at 09:08 PM. Reason: adding tags, clarifying the question, cleaning up grammar
Old 09-06-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Why not add it to you /etc/fstab file?

//remoteserver/share /mnt/share smbfs auto,credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=user,gid=user,fmask=0777,dmask=0777 0 0
Old 09-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

SMBFS has been depreciated and is no longer included in Ubuntu. If smbfs is necessary, you have to compile it from source, or use a version of Ubuntu earlier than Hardy (not recommended).

Last edited by rioguia; 09-09-2009 at 08:49 PM.


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