[CentOS] Mounting File Share Using CIFS ?'s

TechGuy techguy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 20:04:27 UTC 2008


I know with most mailing lists its common practice to flame every
newbie with "read" something emails.  But in this case I have been
reading, and I think maybe if you had read my email below and my post
you pointed out you would have realized that I have been reading and

As for the man page for mount.cifs it is garbage to a newbie. It
really is.  Sure it gives you all the various switches / arguments but
that is really it.

Show me where in the man page does it even mention /etc/fstab ?

Your reply served absolutely no purpose and helped in no way.

I believe I asked valid questions on understanding what I have done so
far and how things work, I didn't ask for "how do I do this... or

Sorry you feel I have wasted your time.

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=15510&forum=37
> You can learn and find answers by reading.  I think this is important.
> Akemi
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