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Old 01-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
BlankFrank
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mounting smb shares in Suse 9.2


Hi Folks

I've just upgraded to Suse 9.2 and am trying to setup network shares the way I used to in Mandrake.

My memory is a bit flaky but I remember adding something along the lines of this to fstab:

//Winbox1/mp3 /mnt/mp3 smbfs noauto,username=username,password=password 0 0

However now when I try to mount something it tells me smbmount is not supported by the kernel.

Is this a 2.6 kernel feature or is something odd going on for me?

Is there a way to either make this work, or do it a different way so I can still mount a share on a windows PC?

All suggestions welcome!
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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You don't have to mount them. There is an icon: network browsing that set up on my desktop on my own. Is there any reason you need to mount them.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 01:53 PM   #3
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I can access files that way as you suggest. However I keep all my mp3's (and other things) on those shares and to be played by xmms (for example) they need to be mounted.

As far as I know it's the same for video files (and perhaps others).
 
Old 01-23-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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make sure your mount point is in your fstab, and simply add that mount point to be shared in YaST under samba server.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:07 PM   #5
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Isn't that only for creating shares that are on that PC?

The folder on the Windows PC is shared and can be mounted from a different Linux PC.

The problem with the Suse9.2 machine is that when I try to mount the share I get an error that says:

ERROR: smbfs filesystem not supported by the kernel

Any ideas?
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:59 PM   #6
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mounting smb shares definitley works on 9.2 pro (32 bit)
nothing at all has changed with the mount command

you should check whether smbfs.ko is present in the modules directory at all !

btw. did you install smbclient + libraries ?

Last edited by rtspitz; 01-23-2005 at 04:01 PM.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:32 PM   #7
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Yes everything was installed - rebooted and all is working okay now.

Thanks for the help!

Ian
 
  


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