I have a number of fstab entries that will no longer mount. They used to work under 10.04 and after I did a clean install of 12.04, they did work for a while although they would periodically hang up and become unresponsive until they were unmounted "lazily" and then remounted. Now, I can't mount them at all.

The shares all mount fine in nautilus. When trying to mount commandline:

sudo mount -t cifs //target/share /shares/mount_point -o user=username,password=password

nothing happens. It just sits there; no error, no messages in the logs, no timeout(!) so far as I have left it trying (minutes). No messages come up in the remote computer's logs (Windows).

This appears to be the same problem that appears here:

smbfs/cifs won't mount

However, all my packages are up-to-date and higher versions than those listed in the solution to the above.

Any suggestions?

  • Did you ever resolve this? I have the same issue. On a fresh install of 12.04.2 It did work initially but now just hangs on multiple different servers. My /etc/fstab is the same as proposed above. – ChristianH Mar 15 '13 at 0:03

This is what worked for me.

The following is the line in my fstab file.

// /mnt/movies1 cifs username=media,password=yourpassword,defaults  0 0

The following is the mount command I used.

sudo mount //

I hope this helps!

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