[Samba] Mounting smbfs

Chuck Downing chuck.downing at bresnan.net
Tue Nov 22 22:05:00 GMT 2005

My error, I fat-fingered in the message only.  The command should be as below.


When I try to mount a network share with the following command, using
kubuntu 5.10:

sudo mount -t smbfs -o
username=myusername,password=myuserpassword //esotericVAIO/Downloads /mnt/vaioDownloads

I get to following error message

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock
on //esotericVAIO/Downloads,
       missing codepage or other error
       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail  or so

I see the following error message in dmesg 

smbfs: mount_data version 1919251317 is not supported

What does the dmesg mean?

Thanks for your time.

Chuck Downing
Leadville, Colorado, USA

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