CIFS VFS error -101 - can't boot

Noah noah-list at enabled.com
Sun Nov 23 12:38:55 UTC 2014


There are lots of solutions that were kinda working.  Is there a simple 
link that explains how to mount LVM file systems from the rescue shell?


On 11/23/14 3:50 AM, Stephen Allen wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 04:32:44PM -0800, Noah Garrett Wallach wrote:
>> 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 mode.
>>
>> The error that is on the screen at the time of it hanging during boot
>> says
>>
>> --- snip ---
>> CIFS VFS: Error connecting to socket. Aborting operation
>> CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -101
>> --- snip ---
>>
>>
>> What are my options here?
>
> Did you try any of the solutions here? http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cifs_mount+failed+w%2Freturn+code+%3D+-101#
>



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