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29th June 2007, 02:52 PM
When ever I try to mount any Cifs / Windows shares I keep getting the following error:

mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system

I have searched for solutions everywhere and cannot find an answer.

OS: Fedora Core 5
Linux version: 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5smp
mount.cifs version: 1.10

As far as I can tell cifs is loaded:

[root@RCALINWSINT intranet]# /proc/fs/
cifs/ nfsd/
[root@RCALINWSINT intranet]# cat /proc/filesystems
nodev sysfs
nodev rootfs
nodev bdev
nodev proc
nodev cpuset
nodev binfmt_misc
nodev debugfs
nodev securityfs
nodev sockfs
nodev usbfs
nodev pipefs
nodev futexfs
nodev tmpfs
nodev inotifyfs
nodev eventpollfs
nodev devpts
nodev ramfs
nodev hugetlbfs
nodev mqueue
nodev rpc_pipefs
nodev autofs
nodev ncpfs
nodev cifs

Thanks for any and all help!

29th June 2007, 04:58 PM
What's the command that you are issuing when you try to mount the share?

29th June 2007, 05:16 PM
mount -t cifs -o user=mount,pass=**** //10.2.x.x/VOL2/ /var/www/html/intranet/test

29th June 2007, 05:50 PM
mount -t cifs -o user=mount,pass=**** //10.2.x.x/VOL2/ /var/www/html/intranet/test
Here's what I used in the past to mount the share //dad/user to the local /media/photo folder. Maybe this will help? mount -t cifs //dad/user /media/photo/ -o username=glenn,password=""

29th June 2007, 06:24 PM
Here is what I get:

mount -t cifs //RCANWFS4-W/VOL2/ /var/www/html/intranet/test -o username=mount,password="*****"
mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

29th June 2007, 10:59 PM
I just sat here and mounted a folder on my Windows box to a folder on my Fedora 7 desktop. mount -t cifs //shrek/c /media/respin -o username=neville,password=""
Mounted flawlessly. Next I un-mounted it. umount /media/respin. Flawless. But your problem lies in CIFS being unsupported by the system. I'm thinking hard here. Wonder if CIFS depends on NTFS? That doesn't look to be installed on your system. Wouldn't do any harm to install kmod-ntfs. Just a thought. yum install kmod-ntfs.

SHREK=Windows computer name
NEVILLE=Windows logged on user
/media/respin is a spare unused folder, unless I'm playing with Revisor again :eek: