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Old 13th November 2007, 04:02 AM
dl1000v Offline
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Mount cifs in FC8

Trying to mount a windows share using,
mount -t cifs -o username=<user> // /mnt/files
This works fine in FC7, but when I try this in FC 8 I get:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

When I do a dmesg I get:
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -22

What am I missing?

Old 26th November 2009, 06:06 PM
aander Offline
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mount -t cifs fails because mount.cifs is missing

You are missing "samba" (obvious, eh?)

You will need both the samba and the samba client packages:

yum install samba
yum install samba-client

If this works, you will find that you now have the file /sbin/mount.cifs
Old 27th November 2009, 11:43 AM
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