[cifs-protocol] mount.cifs - Can someone give me a working example please?

Ohmster theohmster at comcast.net
Sat Oct 21 18:24:00 GMT 2006

I want to mount some of my XP shares on my Fedora Core 5 box on my home LAN and used to be able to do this with "mount -t smbfs..." 
and now that does not work anymore. I see that cifs is used instead but I am having a very hard time getting that to work. My old 
syntax does not work anymore and I am not sure of the currently required syntax on how to do this. Previously, this worked:

mount -t smbfs //missy/MY_vids_01 /mnt/MY_vid_01 -o

(missy is in my /etc/hosts file as

This does not work anymore, nor does it work by substituting cifs for smbfs.

Not even mount.cifs works, I get error after error, no matter what I try.
thought that for sure this would work but it does not...

[root at ohmster mnt]# mount.cifs -t cifs // /mnt/MY_vid_01 -o username=user,password=pass,rw

Mounting the DFS root for domain not implemented yet
No ip address specified and hostname not found
[root at ohmster mnt]#

I tried again with a credential file:

[root at ohmster mnt]# mount -t cifs //missy/MY_Vids_01 /mnt/MY_vid_01/ -o rw,credentials=/home/ohmster/scripts/cifsauth
mount error 12 = Cannot allocate memory
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)
[root at ohmster mnt]#

I don't quite understand this memory thing. I googled for it and came up with this from some kind of Xen page:

Error: Error creating domain: (12, ' Cannot allocate memory')

    * Versions: 2.0
    * Occurs when: trying to start domain
    * Probable cause
          o allocated memory for "dom0 + running domUs + domU that you are trying to start" exceeds physical memory
    * Solution
          o Reduce the amount of memory required for the new domU, or balloon down the memory of the running domUs

What does that mean? I am not trying to run any kind of a domain server, I only want to mount a Windows share with a workgroup name, 
user name, and user password.

Does mount -t cifs or mount.cifs actually work at all and could someone please give me an example that would work for my setup?

XP Machine=
FC5 Machine=

I am pulling my hair out with this, can somebody please supply a working example? Thanks.

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