CIFS VFS error -101 - can't boot

Stephen Allen marathon.durandal at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 18:41:37 UTC 2014


On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 07:39:48AM -0500, william drescher wrote:
> On 11/23/2014 6:50 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#
> >
> 
> that google search will not work because the minus before the 101 excludes
> exactly what the op wants.  lmtgtfy is a really good was of holding someone
> up to ridicule, but you have to get it right or end up looking like an
> arrogant fool.

Oh Contraire - the one that didn't do the search in the 1st place is the one to chastise not "yours truly". Unlike you, I consider it wise not to ridicule and name call. Have a good day, Drescher.

> This search does work
> <https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=cifs_mount+failed+w%2Freturn+code+%3D+-101&gws_rd=ssl#pws=0&q=cifs_mount+failed++101>



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