CIFS VFS error -101 - can't boot

Noah Garrett Wallach noah-list at
Sun Nov 23 00:32:44 UTC 2014

Hi there,

What is the best way to fix the following issue?

I have an external drive that has failed and not reachable auto mounted 
in the /etc/fstab .

Now one of my linux servers is not booting.  I am using the LVM file 
system which I am not completely familiar with mounting from the rescue 

The error that is on the screen at the time of it hanging during boot

--- snip ---
CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -101
--- snip ---

What are my options here?


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