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Old 06-07-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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Connecting to SMBFS/CIFS from FC5

I am trying to mount a remote disk on FC5 (kernel 2.6.16-1.2122). Previously in FC3 I used the following in /etc/fstab and it mounted fine:

<machine_name> <mount_point> smbfs workgroup=workgroup,username=user,password=pass,gid=500,uid=500 0 0

However on FC5 I get the error:

mount error 13 = Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)

I tried mounting manually with the mount -t command to no avail...

Having read some other threads etc. I tried cifs as the filesystem instead of smb but this didn't work. I 've seen a ton of posts where this works for people, unfortunately not me. Unless I am missing something...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks !
Old 06-07-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
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Ok, so if I do (and several variations of, eg. minus 'workgroup' and 'ids') I can mount using "mount -a" (as sudo or root) from the fstab line:

<machine_name> <mount_point> cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,dmask=0777,fmask=0777,workgroup=workgroup,gid=500,uid=500 0 0

where /root/.smbcredentials is a file:


HOWEVER, I STILL can't automount from boot. During boot I get the message:

"error 13 opening credentials file"



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