[CentOS] Mounting File Share Using CIFS ?'s

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 19:31:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 12:14 PM, TechGuy <techguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been trying to mount a windows file share so I can use it for
> remote storage particularly for my Deki Wiki attachments.
> Anyway, I seem to have a mount established by doing the following.
> 1. Added following line to /etc/fstab
> //fs01/wikidata /var/www/dekiwiki/attachments cifs
> user,uid=500,rw,suid,username=wikisvcacct,password=testpwd,domain=corporate
> 2.  Then ran following command to mount it.
> mount //fs01/wikidata
> 3.  Then ran following command to confirm mount.
> df
> Output of 'df':
> //fs01/wikidata 1821803064 1435671544 386131520 79%
> /var/www/dekiwiki/attachments
> This would appear to indicate the mount was successful correct?
> If I understand this whole thing, if i change directory to
> /var/www/dekiwiki/attachments would I then be using or looking at
> //fs01/wikidata ?   Or am I still looking at the local file system?
> Or does it depend on the user?
> Since I set this up for the dekiwiki user with uid=500, would I logged
> in as root be able to access this mount or do I need to add another
> line in the /etc/fstab for root?

At this point I suggest you read some documentations as well as man
page for mount.cifs as suggested in the forum post you started:


You can learn and find answers by reading.  I think this is important.


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