Another question about Samba and fstab

Terence Simpson stdin at
Wed Aug 1 19:38:09 UTC 2007

Pierre Hansson wrote:
> Hi again everybody, hope you don't mind me "spamming" the list with more
> question, new to this and trying to learn as much as possible, the plan is
> to migrate all the computers from Windows.
> Anyway, the following line is from my fstab:
> // /home/phx/music smbfs
> auto,workgroup=X,rwx,credentials=/root/.credentials,uid=1000,umask=000,user
> 0 0
> Isn't it supposed to mount at boot or have I forgotten something, because it
> doesn't. I have to "sudo mount -a" then the shares show up as they should.
> Thanks for all your help, really appreciate it!
> /phx
It's probably not working because mounting at boot is ran before the 
network is setup.
As a workaround you can either put the mount command in /etc/rc.local or 
put "mount -a" in /etc/rc.local . The 2nd is probably easiest.


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