[Samba] mounting a Samba volume on startup

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Jul 18 15:11:02 GMT 2002

A common problem during bootup is that the path commands you have after
you log in have not taken effect, and so various files might not be
Where is the mount command actually placed?
How are you authenticating onto the XP machine?
What is the actual command you are using?
 On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 03:58:55PM -0400, Mladen Gavrilovic wrote:
> Hi all, I've been trying to get an answer to this question for a long 
> time and in a lot of different places, but no luck.
> Basically I want to mount an XP volume on my Linux machine at boot time 
> over Samba.  The network is just an XP box and a Linux box, connected by 
> a crossover cable.  The XP box is a gateway to the net (don't ask), with 
> two NICs, one internal, and one going to the DSL modem.
> Samba seems to be working correctly, I don't have any problems browsing 
> or transferring files from either end.  However, no matter what I do, I 
> can't mount a volume off the XP machine at bootup.  I always get the error:
> <some nonsense number>: Tree connect failed. ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess 
> (Access denied.)  Samba connection failed.
> Or something like that.  The number always changes, but the message is 
> always the same.  The thing is, immediately after bootup I can mount the 
> volume without any problem as root.
> The suggestions that I've gotten so far are:
> Make the smbmount and smbumount scripts root, or use sudo.  This won't 
> work because a) the message isn't "Only root can mount this" as it is 
> when it's a permissions problem, b) the scripts STILL don't work even 
> when they're suid root, and c) sudo would only allow a normal user to 
> mount it AFTER boot, which is not what I'm looking for.
> Look into the automounter.  I don't think this is necessary because when 
> I was using RH 7, everything worked fine without the automounter...  I 
> just put in "mount -t smbfs etc, etc" into rc.local.  Now, in RH 7.2 
> (with 2.4.18 kernel), it doesn't anymore.  Even Red Hat's own script 
> which was designed to mount SMB volumes specifically, doesn't work.  It 
> gives the same message.
> So does ANYONE have a Samba volume being mounted on bootup?  And if yes, 
> how are you doing it?
> Thanks,
> Mladen
> P.S.  I also have a printer connected to the WinXP machine that works 
> fine on the Linux machine over Samba.  I don't know if this has anything 
> to do with anything or not.  Probably not :)
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