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I have a mounting problem that drives me mad at the moment...

Using the manual mounting command

sudo mount -t cifs // /media/shareName -o uid=1000,gid=1000,rw,username='domain/name',password=pw

I am able to mount my network share without any problem. But then, when I include the line

// /media/shareName   cifs    uid=1000,gid=1000,rw,username='domain/name',password=pw   0   0

into fstab and execute then the command

sudo mount -a

I receive the error message

mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

When I restart the computer the boot process is as it should be without any errors, but the share isn't mounted.

Does anybody know if this is a bug?! Or do I miss there something?

Thanks for reading this...

PS: I do not have any white spaces in the network share name or any 'weird' characters in the password. Also the cifs-utils are installed. The additional option users in the fstab didn't helped either. Of course I'll use later the credential file when the fstab entry works, at the moment I use the password in fstab just for testing purposes (and it didn't worked neither when I tried the credential file instead)...

PPS: I use Kubuntu 12.10, but I hope this doesn't matter...

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Try specifying your username and domain separately and without the single quotes:

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Try it with a credential file. I had the same issue. Credential file worked like a charm.

Example for an fstab entry:

// /media/Musik cifs credentials=/home/user/.smbcredentials 0 0
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Mine looks like this - with a credential file as mentioned above, but with some other explicit options.

// /media/photos cifs credentials=/home/[credentialfile],iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid=[my userid],gid=[my groupid],nobootwait 0 0
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