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JJSH

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automating cifs [solved]
« on: January 09, 2008, 12:07:28 pm »
I am mounting network shares from my NAS box using the following from a terminal;

mount -t cifs //nas-ip-address/sharename  /home/jjsh/mnt/sharename -o user=jjsh,password=mypassword


I need to SU to do this, and there are a number of shares that I mount, that then appear in the mnt directory of my home.

Where can I put this so that this is automated during boot?


TIA

JJSH
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 03:04:16 pm by nightflier »

newt

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Re: automating cifs
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 12:12:29 pm »
edit:
I think '/etc/fstab' would be the best place.
see nightfliers post below (still learning over here :D)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 12:51:23 pm by newtor »

nightflier

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Re: automating cifs
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 12:41:59 pm »
What I have found, is that /etc/fstab is processed before cifs/smbfs is loaded, and therefore fail to mount network shares.

I have had better luck using /etc/rc.d/rc.local  It is run with root privileges. You can add your commands to that file.

JJSH

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Re: automating cifs
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 02:39:50 pm »
Cheers Nightflier. Can I just add the same line that I type into the terminal?


Update: Yes, yes I can! All sorted. Thanks for the help, you can mark this thread solved  ;D
« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 02:46:38 pm by JJSH »

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Re: automating cifs [solved]
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 03:05:24 pm »
Done. Happy to be of help.   :)