I'm trying to automount some drives with smb with fstab entries as such.
# auto mount hda shares //hda/DeannasDocs /home/deanna/DeannasServerDocs cifs user=deanna,pasword=** 0 0 //hda/Music /home/deanna/ServerMusic cifs user=deanna,pasword=** 0 0 //hda/Pictures /home/deanna/ServerPhotos cifs user=deanna,pasword=** 0 0
if I click on one of these drives I get an error "only root can mount"
If I manually mount with
sudo mount -a
I'm prompted for a password and they mount just fine. What the heck is going on here?
Answer: Of course it was something stupid.
I copied the syntax for the mount from offline and it has "pasword" instead of "password". It stood out initially but I thought it was just a Unix foible.