Need mount.smbfs or smbmount in Fedora 7 - how?

Chris G cl at
Thu Nov 15 22:01:34 UTC 2007

No, this isn't the question answered in the FAQ.

I have a Samba share device on my network that doesn't work with
mount.cifs, it returns "mount error 20 = Not a directory".  This is a
know issue with old Samba devices, mount.cifs doesn't work with them.

I have tried smbmount from my old Slackware system (which lives in the
garage as a backup system) and it can mount the share OK, so that and
a Google search confirms that this really is an incompatibility
between mount.cifs and the Samba device.

(Oh, and mount.cifs works from this system to other Samba shares, so I
do have a working mount.cifs)

So how do I set about getting a mount.smbfs on Fedora 7?

Chris Green

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