cifs filesystem mounting problem

Aravind Arjunan aravind.arjunan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 06:58:12 UTC 2009


2009/1/11 Ed Greshko <Ed.Greshko at greshko.com>

> Aravind Arjunan wrote:
> > hi,,
> >
> > am having my samba server in RHEL 5.0.
> > And all my clients are using Fedora 9,nearly 100 clients are there now,
> > For roaming profile of my samba share for my samba server to these
> > fedora clients.
> > I have to mount their profile path  /sambaserver/share to the client
> > (fedora) machine
> > through cifs are smbfs file system.
> >
> > So from my fedora machine when i try to mount cifs filesystem in my
> > fedora machine like,
> >
> > *mount.cifs //SAMBA_SERVER/share /mount_point/ -o
> > username=user,password=abcdef*
> >
> > am getting
> >
> > *mount error 20 = Not a directory
> > Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)*
> > **
> > so i searched in forums and google for the above error, and i get to
> > execute,
> >
> > *echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtenxsionsEnabled*
> > **
> > after executing this i can able to mount through cifs filesystems.No
> > problem in that and i can able to access my datas in the share from
> > folder.
> > But when i try make an entry in */etc/fstab* for making mounting all
> > the time whenever the machine reboots like
> >
> > *//192.168.1.101/centos <http://192.168.1.101/centos>
> > /home/centos           cifs    username=user,password=abcdef        0 0*
> > **
> > And i saved it and rebooted my machine. When my fedora machine boots
> > up at the booting time itself it is prompting for password
> > where i cant able to give my password and when i press enter it is
> > getting failed.
> >
> > I had tried through automount also throu autofs. But it not works.
> > Help me with this issue. Thanks in advance
> Don't know if this will make any difference....
>
> I've never been a fan of putting the username and passwords in the
> fstab.   I use credentials= instead.
>
> Ed
>
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