Ubuntu Server 14.04

When I execute this command the share is mounted! sudo mount -t cifs //localhost/share /media/sharemount -o port=5454,username="",password=""

However when I try to mount permanently, I get this error: " Can not access a needed shared library"

//localhost/share /media/sharemount cifs username="",password="",port=5454,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm 0 0

What am I missing????? Thanks!

I did try installing windbind but it did not work: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288534

  • Where if your fstab do you mention cifs? Maybe Ubuntu figures that out based on the syntax? Or maybe it defaults to thinking that means NFS? Another thought: if you load from the fstab, are you doing that by using mount -a? Or does the problem only exist when you're trying to auto-mount stuff during the system boot?
    – TOOGAM
    Feb 3, 2015 at 20:11
  • I had cifs in fstab. I accidentally left it out in my post above. Edit Above. So yes I have CIFS in my fstab mount. Yes I am using mount -a and I get the error. Feb 3, 2015 at 20:40

2 Answers 2


Ok solved it my self. The issue causing the error is iocharset=utf8. I simply deleted that part and mount was successful. HOWEVER if like me you installed a min image of Ubuntu the program to understand utf8 was not installed. So this solution will resolve the issue as well: Unicode Characters in Ubuntu Server


You may want to check if you have mount.cifs installed. If you don't, then :

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

More details here:


  • I voted down because I would of had to have cifs-utils in order to mount with cifs as I successfully did above. The problem is with fstab. Feb 4, 2015 at 3:14
  • I don't think so. I think if you have smb installed you can mount cifs manually, cifs-utils comes in when you mount with fstab. It happened to me not long ago. Did you check if you have it intalled ?
    – YBounya
    Feb 4, 2015 at 3:21

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