I can mount a share with this command:
sudo mount -o username=user,password=pass //192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share
And in my
fstab I have this line:
//192.168.5.227/share /mnt/share cifs credentials=/path/to/credentials 0 0
mount -a won't mount it. I have tried this with
samba installed but currently it isn't. Same error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //192.168.5.227/share missing codepage or helper program, or other error (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program) In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I have also tried with
nfs to no avail.
My question is, if I can't get it working with
samba is there a way to do it in
fstab without a
Any help is appreciated, either in the direction of fixing the
samba issue or not using it and mounting via
fstab without it.
EDIT - So although strangeman didn't give me the exact answer I was looking for, I am more than happy because the
fstab is actually working now. But why doesn't the
credentials=/path/to/credential_file work? Is there something weird with this option in
fstab that I don't know about? I guess I could ask a new question too. Thanks for any help.