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Old 12-14-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system

While working with CentOS Linux 5 & Kernel Version 2.6.18-8.1.6.e15 I was trying to mount a CIFS type filesystem.

The file share is located on a Windows Server 2003 machine located on the same network as the Linux machine.

The issue originally began when I "unmounted" the mount. After that, I could no longer "mount" it back.

The following is used to mount:
mount -t cifs //servername/fileshare /mnt/net -o user=Username,pass=Password
The following is the response:

mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)
It was mounted fine only a couple days ago, and nothing has changed besides me "unmounting" the mount. So the CIFS filesystem was supported by the system a couple days ago.

Thanks for all your help, its my first month using Linux.

Last edited by pazo; 12-17-2007 at 04:09 PM. Reason: More understandable title
Old 12-15-2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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Don't know the answer, but it happened to me too. It went away seemingly by itself so I'm interested to hear the answer.
Old 12-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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Just to add some extra info:

ls -al /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/fs/cifs
Results in:
-rwxr--r-- 1 root root 249124 Jun 14 2007 cifs.ko
Seems like I have the module, so I am wondering why I cannot mount with CIFS???


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