How to mount a SAMBA directory at boot with FC8?

Marcelo de Souza Sant'Anna marcelo.santanna at
Sun Jan 13 20:08:10 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 12:24 -0500, Arch Willingham wrote:

> I have read a bunch of stuff on how to do this but the exact steps are
> unclear. Some articles say to use the "mount -t smbfs -o
> username=username //winclient/blahblah /mnt/winclient-blahblah", some
> say to use "smbmount" and some say not to use cifs (mount -t cifs -o
> username=netuser,password=hiddenword //windowsmachine/origin /home/username/destination). Which one is the best?

The cifs is more stable.

> Then there is the while issue of the fstab thing.
> What I want to do is mount a directory on a windows machine at boot
> time (I.E> when the Linux machine boots).

For this use the fstab.

>  I want all users to be able to have the local directory \images be
> re-routed to a directory on a windows machine. I see some of the
> commands but each has the mount command that shows the password to get
> to the windows machine. Is there any way to get the password from a
> file so that all users of the Linux machine can't see the password?
> Thanks!
> Arch
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