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I could solve this by removing writing right from the dummy mount point folder. This way, copying files fails if mounting was not successful.


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From the Mount during login instead of boot section of the wiki link you posted, perhaps try adding this to /etc/fstab: //servername/sharename /media/windowsshare cifs noauto,credentials=/home/ubuntuusername/.smbpasswd 0 0 And this to your /etc/rc.local file: mount /media/windowsshare exit 0


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I think the best solution for you, would be to clone the 80GB hard drive to one of your other drives with with "several Terra-bytes free". Ubuntu by default will just install everything into one big / partition. If your system is set up this way, you can use something like clonezila or acronis to clone the drive and expand the / partition across the new ...


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Unless overridden by mount options GID= or UID= the owner and permissions of the mount point upon mounting become those of the filesystem tree being mounted. So if /dev/sdb1 contains an ext4 filesystem (say a backup) owned by user then user will become the owner of the mount point upon successful mount. Starting off we have an empty folder 'backup' to ...



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