Re: SMBMOUNT, Could not resolve mount point

From: Michael Earley (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 16:13:39 EST

Matthieu Giorgini wrote:
> When I say I'm a beginner ....
> Sorry, I will not annoy you anymore for so stupids requests.
> It works now, thanks for all, Matt

No question is a stupid question if you don't know the answer. You have
to start somewhere, right? In the case of *nix, there is probably a man
page or two that will give you the answer, but only after a few readings
of it. You may want to check out for a
great Linux tutorial. In the meantime:

Edit /etc/fstab to add the following line:

//[servername]/[mountpoint] /mnt/[mountdirectory] smbfs
noauto,rw,username=[username] 0 0

It is never a good idea to store your password in this file, as it is
world-readable by default. When you want to mount the share type:

# mount /mnt/[mountdirectory]

and you'll be prompted for [username]'s password.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux!


Michael Earley
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