cifs mount not working after 9.10 upgrade
Joep L. Blom
jlblom at neuroweave.nl
Sun Nov 1 13:50:12 UTC 2009
Chris Jones wrote:
> On 1 Nov 2009, at 12:44am, Joep L. Blom wrote:
>> Chris Jones wrote:
>>>> I have just upgraded to the new 9.10 release and my smb connections
>>>> automatically. I don't need to do a mount.cifs to see my shared
>>>> directories on my Windows systems. To be correct I haven't tried a
>>>> mount.cifs for obvious reasons.
>>> I think it depends on the accessibility your shares have - If they
>>> don't require a login then your approach probably works fine. Mine
>>> do, and I have only ever been able to get them mounted with the full
>>> mount.cifs command I posted earlier, with access credentials.
>> They require a login but I have Linux and Windows users shared and a;;
>> users are also users on the main server.
> Thanks. One other thing - Are you mounts available at the command line
> or only in some GUI file browser like nautilus. I know that fine
> managers these days do often provide auto-mounting of remote file
> systems like this, smb, sshfs etc., but these mounts are only visible
> in the file manager. I want them mount like any other proper
> filesystem, at the command line.
> So, just out of interest how exactly do you mount your shares, and how
> are they visible ?
> cheers Chris
As you guessed, I use it under X and the directories are mounted using
the standard tools from samba which are now incorporated in a.o. nautilus.
But just out of interest I tried to mount from the commandline and found
that mount.cifs has disappeared. I assume the developers in their
infallible wisdom developed some other script (or changed the name) but
forgot to mention it. It would be nice if somewhere a notice had
appeared that mount.cifs was depreciated just as the good old mount.smb
has been depreciated and replaced by mount.cifs (and also mount.smbfs).
I have a running Hardy and there mount.cifs and mount.smbfs are still
available. What happened with it in Karmic I don't know. I have the
impression that canonical is more and more trying to hide the real
processes from the user and urges him to use the graphical layer only.
It makes it more equal to commercial OSes like M$ OS and Apple (which is
Unix based on I think BSD hidden under the apple look) but it makes
life for normal(?) (more technical) users harder.
Just my 0.02 €.
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