$ cat /etc/fstab

gUID=b8e93e66-9575-44f9-8ef5-97665713b7e3 / ext4 defaults 0 0
/swap.img       none    swap    sw      0       0
// /mnt/Media cifs username=guest,uid=1000 g g

Hi all

I am trying to mount a Buffalo Linkstation on my Ubuntu 18.04 VM.
The above is my /etc/fstab, but whenever I run sudo mount -a I get parse error at line 4 -- ignored. I followed the instruction on this webpage: https://mginternet.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/mounting-a-buffalo-linkstation-share-on-ubuntu/

and it seemed pretty correct. The linkstation does have the share folder and I can access it on windows just fine.

The IP address is reachable from my VM as well via ping.

I am at a loss as to what could have caused this.

  • I see two typos on line 4.
    – user535733
    Aug 20 '20 at 3:54
  • lol ok what is it because I am not seeing them. the share is there, the Media is correctly spelled, the rest is copy pasted and doesn't seem to be spelled wrong
    – D.Zou
    Aug 20 '20 at 3:59
  • Look harder. Compare the line in the the instructions with your fstab line 4, char by char.
    – user535733
    Aug 20 '20 at 4:01
  • Your line ends with g g instead of 0 0. Surely that would cause errors.
    – Zanna
    Sep 1 at 5:56

I have a ls220de. Maybe this can help you, This is my config:

//192.168.0.XXX/share /mnt/z cifs username=admin,password=ThePassword,vers=1.0,auto,x-systemd.automount,uid=1000,guid=1000
//192.168.0.XXX/share /mnt/z cifs username=admin,password=ThePassword,vers=1.0,auto,x-systemd.automount,uid=1000,guid=1000

This worked for me on Ubuntu 20.04

The key point is the option vers=1.0

If you see dmesg, you can see that this is recommended (at least in my case)

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