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Old 11-10-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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why smbfs not starting up at boot time?

I have a couple of smbfs lines in my fstab. I have no problem automounting them from the command line, with 'mount'

This also works:

#/etc/init.d/smbfs start

However, at boot time, the smbfs script fails. It reports "SMB connection failed" to the boot.log. The boot log also reports "Skipped services in runlevel 5: nfs smbfs"

The failure of nfs and smbfs suggests a networking problem. However, the network script works fine, and is run well before the nfs and smbfs scripts. And, indeed, the network is fine after boot, letting me run the smbfs script manually with no problem.

I run SuSE 8.2.

Any suggestions?

Old 11-10-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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Perhaps its starting before your network is up, etc. What script do you have samba starting from?
Old 11-10-2003, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have smbfs as a kernel module. Maybe the module is not loaded properly from the rc.5 scripts?

My network startup is

and the smbfs script is:


So the network is definitely up before init gets to smbfs. But perhaps the kernel module is not properly loaded? Should I try compiling smbfs into the kernel?



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