first of all, I'd like to thank you for this great tutorial, it worked perfectly in jaunty!
However, I installed karmic yesterday (clean install), and folowing your guide, when I try to mount -a I get the following error:
this is the line I added to /etc/fstab (exactly the same as what worked in jaunty):
mount error: could not resolve address for homenas: Name or service not known
No ip address specified and hostname not found
the strange thing is, that if I select the connect to server option in nautilus, and put in homenas as server, public as folder, and the correct username and password, it works. This isn't a good enough solution for me because my music library is on the nas and most music players aren't very good at connecting to samba shares...
//homenas/public /media/Server cifs credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,rw,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
additional info: smbtree won't show anything, and trying to browse to the shared folders in nautilus doesn't work.
Thanks in advance!