I'm having problems mounting smbfs partitions in that the first mount will always lock up. If I go to the mount point and try to list the directory contents, my shell will just freeze. Usually, after the first mount, if I mount other windows shares I have no problems accessing them. Just, if I try to reboot the first share that is locked up will causs the system to not shut down fully.
I'm running Fedora Core 2 (kernel: 2.6.5-1.358 athlon), smbmount version 3.0.3-5, and I'm connection to shares on Windows XP Pro SP1. I've also run across the same problem when trying to mount to a samba share on another Linux (REBYTE) box.
I've also added all the samba mount points in my fstab. When I remove "noauto" as an option, it mounts all the windows shares (there are a lot of them) w/o any problem that I've encountered thus far. (all of them appear to be working). The only problem w/ this is my Gnome desktop is then full of mount icons, and I can't figure out how to get them off my desktop. Also, it is not a good idea (i suppose) to have all these active connections unless I'm using them. They are created for backup jobs.
When I leave the "noauto" option on, and try to mount them as root I encounter the same lock up problems.
Is there anymore information you need to help me?
Thank you for reading my post, and thank's in advanced to any replies.