I am trying to mount directory located on local network. I am using :

mount -t cifs -o username=user // /home/user/point

And I get following error :

mount: /home/user/point: cannot mount // read-only.

It is shared via Samba. Thanks for any answers.


Solved. I just had to install cifs-utils package.

  • 9
    This must be the most confusing error ever.
    – Mehdi
    Aug 20 '20 at 8:33
  • 1
    wow. It worked.
    – dgan
    Nov 4 '20 at 19:08
  • 1
    saved me hours. Thanks :-) Feb 11 at 9:53
  • This is also the correct solution for debian linux. Apr 2 at 19:18

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