I've seen other similar questions but don't believe any of them solves my problem.
I've got a VMWare virtual Ubuntu box. hosted by an XP machine. The XP machine is sharing a folder
I want to mount this shared folder to
/var/www/Dev (I believe I should actually mount it to
/mnt and then add a ymbolic link but one step at a time :)
I've added an entry in
/etc/hosts with the IP/Hostname for my XP machine and can ping it with no problem.
I've added the following to fstab:
//MyHostName/VMWebRoot /var/www/Dev cifs exec,credentials=/etc/sambapassword 0 0
/etc/sambapassword which contains:
When I reboot the box, the system just "hangs" when it gets to the point where mounts occur during boot with no error message.
If I, from the command line run
mountall, I get the following:
(...Problems mounting already mounted volumes as expected) mount error(112): Host is down Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) mountall: mount /var/www/Dev  terminated with status 32
In case it was a firewall issue, I disabled the windows firewall on the XP box. Same result.
CITS.VFS: No response for command 114 mid 1 CITS.VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -112
Can someone please point me in the correct direction? I'm a complete linux newbie and have only managed to get this far through excessive Googling - I have no idea if any of this is correct / how to go about debugging.
smbclient //MyHostName/VMWebRoot results in:
Session request to MyHostName failed (Called name not present) Session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)
smbclient //MyHostIPAddress/VMWebRoot gives:
Session request to 192.168.99.100 failed (Called name not present) Session request to 192. failed (Called name not present) Session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)