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Hi, sorry for the simple issue but I'm having trouble setting a CIFS mount on a RHEL 5 box in /etc/fstab. I must be doing some stupid but I couldnt ...
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- 10-14-2011 #1
Simple CIFS issue
Issue is I am trying to add a CIFS mount to /etc/fstab but when booting the box this CIFS mount is not mounted.
The entry I'm trying to make work is:
//x.x.x.x/Dirname\$ /Dirname cifs username=blah,password=blah,_netdev 0 0
This does not work. However I can manually mount as such:
mount -t cifs -o username=blah,password=blah //x.x.x.x/Dirname\$ /Dirname/
I didnt see any errors in /var/log/messages or /var/log/dmesg hinting at a failure when attempting to mount, but those mountpoints are not mounted during initialization; I have to manually do this.
Any ideas? Am I doing something stupid? Or am I missing something essential in the fstab entry?
Thanks in advance for any help!
- 10-15-2011 #2
I believe the problem you are having is the filesystems are being mounted before network loadslinux user # 503963
- 10-15-2011 #3
Additionally you may see if netfs is enabled. As an alternative, you can throw the mount command into rc.local, but that really isn't going to solve the problemlinux user # 503963
- 10-15-2011 #4
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Please post contents of /etc/fstab here.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 10-17-2011 #5
- 10-17-2011 #6
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 nodev 1 1
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol06 /home ext3 nodev 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol07 /opt ext3 nodev 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 /tmp ext3 nodev 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol03 /var ext3 nodev 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol04 /var/log ext3 nodev 1 2
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol05 /var/log/audit ext3 nodev 1 2
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
//192.168.7.25/Transfer\$ /Transfer cifs username=user,password=pass,_netdev 0 0
- 10-17-2011 #7
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Did you try removing the \ from the $ from the share name? If you run the mount command from a terminal, the shell will try to expand it, but it doesn't do that if it is defined in /etc/fstab. At least that's what a quick test on my boxes tells me...
Give it a quick try and then do a 'mount -a'
- 10-17-2011 #8
So, it does sound like an issue with attempting to mount before network is active. The fstab entry works, but not during initialization. Perhaps I am misusing the _netdev entry? Based on the man pages, it looks as though I am using it correctly however. Anyone have experience getting _netdev to work?
- 10-17-2011 #9
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Are you using NetworkManager, by chance? If so, maybe try ruling that out as a possible problem. On a non-critical node, do
chkconfig NetworkManager off chkconfig network on
- 10-17-2011 #10
Hadn't thought about NetworkManager, thanks! But yes it is disabled. This is our CIS compliant kickstart.
NetworkManager 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
network 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off