problems with smbmount in /etc/fstab

Marius Gedminas marius at
Tue Feb 12 18:15:39 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 05:55:31PM +0100, Luca Ferrari wrote:
> I'm using ubuntu 7.1

I assume you mean Ubuntu 7.10.

> but I've got a few problems with the following entry in 
> the /etc/fstab file:
> //g2nas9/camera_oscura                   /backup/mammuth  smbfs 
> username=backup,password=backup,ip= 0 0
> That should mount at the boot the samba share, but it does not. In particular 
> if I manually execute:
> mount /backup/mammuth
> I can mount the share, but any idea on why it is not mounted at the boot?

This appears to be a bug:
Network filesystems are not automatically mounted on boot.

Marius Gedminas
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probably parked.
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