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Old 05-11-2002, 04:41 PM   #1
eca00cdy
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fstab and samba auto network mounting!


The problem is i have a windows server with a share drive i need to access. I put an entry into the fstab file to auto mount it. I am using Suse 8.0 but in the boot up process it loads the fstab file before intialising the network card so it doesnt't work. "mount point 0 not found". I can only get it to work if i am logged in as root and mount it manually which is a pain. Any idea on how to change the order of the boot up process or alternativly using KDE to automount it when i go into that?
 
Old 05-13-2002, 10:16 AM   #2
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Well, maybe some more details...could you post the line from your fstab? The error mount point 0 not found suggests that your fstab syntax might be wrong - perhaps you're inadvertantly trying to mount the share to a directory (0) that doesn't exists.
 
Old 05-13-2002, 10:37 PM   #3
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Win share dir's

I am definatly a rookie with linux I have SuSE 8.0 and want to share directories with my windows machines. where do i start. I have several win shared directories and have tried mounting (mount -t smbfs) through terminal but cannot access the windows dir or linux from the windows machines.
any recomendations.
 
Old 05-14-2002, 06:16 AM   #4
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OK, if you want to access files on your Windows box from your Linux box, then you need to use:

mount -t smbfs //computer/sharename mountpoint

So, for example, if I wanted to mount Bob's share called MP3, onto the directory /mnt/mp3, I would type:

mount -t smbfs //BOB/MP3 /mnt/mp3

If, however, you want to access files on your Linux box from your Windows box, then you need to look into Samba. There's more than enough info on this site to get you started on that...
 
  


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