smbmount from fstab

Urban Widmark urban at
Wed Nov 24 15:32:02 GMT 1999

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Steve Litt wrote:

> I've seen several references to running smbmount from /etc/fstab, but I've
> never seen an example. Does anyone have an example fstab entry that does this?

I just tested it with:

//server/share    /mnt/tmp   smb   username=urban,password=xxx  0 0

I have an old version of mount so I get an error like this:

cola:~#mount error: Device or resource busy
Please refer to the smbmnt(8) manual page
smbmnt failed: 255
mount.smb: ioctl failed, res=-1
Could not umount /mnt/tmp: Device or resource busy

But the mount works. The latest util-linux is supposed to fix this I


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