Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139091
mount of cifs share (specified in fstab) fails on bootup
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
On bootup my CIFS share is not automounted, but instead gives an error.
The offending line in fstab is:
//ns1.vlan/music /media/music cifs
user,credentials=/etc/passwd-hughsie 0 0
And it gives me:
Nov 11 17:20:20 hughsie mount: mount error: could not find target
server. TCP name ns1.vlan/music not found rc = 16720
It is obvious mount has lost the leading // characters.
When booting has finished I can sucessfully use:
mount -t cifs //ns1.vlan/music /media/music/ -o username=hughsie
mount.cifs //ns1.vlan/music /media/music/ -o username=hughsie
Which shows it is not a CIFS or kernel issue, nor a permissions issue,
but a problem with mount whilst booting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. add valid CIFS share to automount in fstab
Actual Results: Error message printed, share not mounted.
Expected Results: Share should mount as expected.
Are you sure that "ns1.vlan" can resolve when netfs is started?
Oops you're right.
I put a "ping ns1.vlan" at the start of netfs and it failed.
I was relying on my wireless card for this network, which hadn't come
up by this point. (it automatically connects even though ONBOOT=no,
weird...) By setting ONBOOT=yes the card came up earlier and the mount
The messagage *was* misleading, but this I found was a mount.cifs bug.
If I enter at the command prompt:
/sbin/mount.cifs //ns3.vlan/write /media/write-ns1/
(and ns3 does not exist on my network) I get
mount error: could not find target server. TCP name ns3.vlan/write not
When I should get
mount error: could not find target server. TCP name ns3.vlan not found
I'll contact Steve French directly and submit a bug report.
This bug can be closed now.