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Old 11-23-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
butler
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Troubles with samba


I am having problems setting up samba on a custom linux setup. I have kernel 2.6.9 network booting over PXE with an NFS read only root filesystem shared across several nodes. I need to switch from NFS to SMBFS (ugh).

I copied all the files in bin generated from compiling samba-3.0.6 onto the filesystem that the client nodes mount.
Code:
mount -t smbfs -o password="" //bootserver/rootfs /mnt/remote
gives me:
Code:
smbfs: mount_data version 1936941424 is not supported.
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //bootserver/rootfs,
       or too many mounted file systems
I can cd to the mounted directory, but ls hangs until I get a smb timeout. I guess it half mounted?

mount calls smbmount. I tried the same proper commands on smbmount, and I get a lot of:
Code:
init_iconv: Conversion from (blah) to (blah) not supported.
init_iconv: Attempting to replace with conversion from (blah) to ASCII.
Then, I get a login prompt, and successfully log in, followed by:
Code:
can't get /etc/mtab~: lock filesmbmnt failed: 1
I made /etc/mtab~ a symlink to /var/mtab~, which is writable (tried with and without the file there) but it always does this. Also, I get the same hanging 'ls' directory problem.

smbmount actually calls smbmnt. I can't get smbmnt to work.

Code:
umount /mnt/remote
gives me:
Code:
smb_retry: no connection process
(long wait)
smb_add_request: request [c7064ea0, mid=0] timed out!
smb_delete_inode: could not close inode 2
smbclient, however, works absolutely perfectly. Unfortunately, that does not help me, because I need to mount it in linuxrc and chroot to it. I am thinking I have some sort of kernel problem? Like smbfs isn't working properly... but I have the latest kernel...
 
Old 11-24-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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Still no progress on this issue. At least I'm getting paid to figure it out.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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why don't you try using cifs instead:
mount -t cifs //computername/share /mnt/somedirectory

if this works, for more info, man mount.cifs

-pinkey
 
Old 11-24-2004, 01:52 PM   #4
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CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -22
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //bootserver/rootfs,
or too many mounted file systems

Whats the difference between SMBFS and CIFS?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 01:10 PM   #5
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Still no help I see.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 11:32 PM   #6
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cifs is common internet file system google it for more info. it looks like you don't have it installed, you can try installing it, thats what i use cause i like it better than the samba mounts

but, because you don't have it already installed, maybe try a nice gui for the moutings. try smb4k its nice and yummy and stuff.

tastes good with ketchup
 
  


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