Running this command works and mounts the remote drive:

sudo mount /media/ramtops

So when I put this in my /etc/fstab I also expected it to work but it doesn't. Why? What should I put instead?

// /media/ramtops cifs  0  0

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I have cifs-utils installed

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    Your fstab entry is missing the options column. – muru Feb 14 '16 at 12:32
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    Also (given the share name) you might want to check whether the type really is cifs... – steeldriver Feb 14 '16 at 12:45
  • you are correct steeldriver my bad. – andy boot Mar 27 '16 at 9:56

Incase anyone else comes across the same problem the /etc/fstab should look like this if you are using nfs not cifs  /media/ramtops nfs defaults 0   0

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