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Bug 196650 - mount -t smbfs not supported / cifs error 5
mount -t smbfs not supported / cifs error 5
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-06-26 04:42 EDT by Peter Pramberger
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:27 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-16 00:03:13 EDT
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Description Peter Pramberger 2006-06-26 04:42:44 EDT
Description of problem:

Since upgrade to kernel 2.6.17-1.2139_FC4 I'm no longer able to mount a remote
samba share from a Solaris server running samba 2.0.7.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Requires a UNIX system offering a share (using samba 2.0.x?)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount -t smbfs -o ro,guest //Tunix/PCHome /mnt/tunix
ERROR: smbfs filesystem not supported by the kernel
Please refer to the smbmnt(8) manual page
smbmnt failed: 255

2. mount -t cifs -o ro,guest //Tunix/PCHome /mnt/tunix
mount error 5 = Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)
Actual results:
smbfs is not included anymoure in the kernel and cifs aborts with error 5
(Input/output error).

Expected results:
The mount will succeed as with previous kernels.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-06-26 10:46:39 EDT
fixed in cvs, will be back in next update.
Comment 2 Peter Pramberger 2006-07-07 09:11:50 EDT
Confirmed, smbfs is back in 2.6.17-1.2141_FC4.

Comment 3 Nerijus Baliūnas 2006-07-14 17:22:41 EDT
smbfs is not supported in latest FC5 kernel (2.6.17-1.2145_FC5). Is it not
included in FC5 anymore? I cannot mount Win98 shares with cifs.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2006-07-16 00:03:13 EDT
no, its intentionally dropped in fc5, due to lack of upstream maintenence.
if it doesn't work, file bugs.

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