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This fstab has worked for 4 ubuntu versions. All of the sudden, it doesn't work after a reboot, but I had it working under 12.04 yesterday. It still works on another 12.04 machine with no problems.

smbfs is installed.

run sudo mount -a and it just sits there and thinks.

//hda/Music /home/ag/Music cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Pictures /home/ag/Pictures cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Movies /home/ag/Videos cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Docs /home/ag/Documents/Shared cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Torrents /home/ag/torrents cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Private /home/ag/private cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

//hda/Books /home/ag/books cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,noserverino,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

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Solved with updated packages from the ubuntu repo

specifically libsmbclient:amd64 (3.6.3-2ubuntu2, 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1), smbclient:amd64 (3.6.3-2ubuntu2, 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1), samba-common:amd64 (3.6.3-2ubuntu2, 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1),samba-common-bin:amd64 (3.6.3-2ubuntu2, 3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1)

my error was not listed in the changelog, therefore it is feasible that a simple reinstall might be the only thing that was needed.

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