[Samba] Mounting smbfs as guest at boot time

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Feb 28 14:53:34 GMT 2002

I haven't tried this lately but:
I used to do as you want. I had a statement to mount all my network shares
on my machine at boot. I put that command into /etc/init.d/rc.local,
which, according to the documentation in rc.local, is the last script run.
If running last IS important, you could just make up your own script and
finagle with the startup script sequences to run this script last. It
isn't hard, and there may well be a GUI to do this for you.
I mount all my shares as guest, too.
These startup scripts I THINK run with root permission. 
Why don't you post the exact commands your are trying to use from a
startup script?

Have you checked in /var/log/messages for errors during boot?


On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 12:11:20PM +0000, Sue Spence wrote:
>  --- Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com> wrote: > Have
> you tried putting your mount command in
> > rc.local?
> Yes. Isn't that actually earlier in the boot process
> than putting something like "mount -at smbfs" in the
> "start" section in /etc/init.d/smbfs (which is then
> executed when going to runlevel 2 because it is linked
> as S11smbfs in /etc/init.d/rc2.d)?
> There must be some minor but crucial environment
> difference between being anywhere in the boot process
> and being logged in which causes mounts as guest to
> fail. I would love to find out how to fix it, if
> possible.
> Best regards,
> Sue Spence
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