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Master Geek

#89490 3-Sep-2011 07:46
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I know a thing or two about running in a Linux environment but I am not pro when it comes to it.

I have a server running windows server 2008 and I can no longer seem to mount its network shares.

using the following commands in my fstab file

// /mnt/media cifs username=Chris,password=password,_netdev 0 0

This did work at one time and now it just shoots me back the following error

An error occurred while accessing 'software on //', the system responded: mount: only root can mount // on /mnt/media

How do I go about giving it permission to allow it to mount?!

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  #516535 4-Sep-2011 18:29
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You can add the 'user' option to fstab to allow users to mount it. So:

// /mnt/media cifs username=Chris,password=password,_netdev,user 0 0

Or you could run the mount command as root:

sudo mount /mnt/media

I'm not sure why it's not auto-mounting for you but this should fix the permissions error. 


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Master Geek

  #518564 8-Sep-2011 14:09
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Cheers for the reply, will give it a go tonight.

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