Originally Posted by michaelk
From what I have found on the net the 3.8 kernel does not include support for ntlm so you need to add the option sec=ntlm when mounting a cifs share.
Yup, that was exactly what it took. I can confirm this occurs in the 3.9 kernel as well. I poked around a bit and eventually found a lot of people having the same problem. I have yet another machine I just loaded yesterday using the 3.2.29 kernel, and it mounts shares just fine.
Well, if you think that is bad, try sharing folders with Windows 7. When it works, it works, but when it doesn't it can be hell on earth trying to figure it out. I have a Win7 box on my desk and I cannot get file sharing to work to save my life. Other boxes work, but not this one. No idea why. File sharing with Windows is as bad as plug-and-pray was back in the Win98 era, for those of us that were around back then.