[Samba] Mount CiFS as root on Linux

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sun Aug 20 02:08:06 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 14:04 +0200, Jerome Warnier wrote:
> Could it be possible nowadays (understand: with the newest kernels and
> tools) to mount the root filesystem of a Linux client over CiFS? Just
> like what is already possible for a long time with NFS.
> The server would be Samba, not Windows.

The best way to figure that out would be to try it.  With a recent
kernel and Samba, it seems an entirely reasonable idea to me.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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