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August 8th, 2008, 06:21 PM

Shortly i moved from windows towards Pardus 2008.
Everything is going great, except mapping of shared folders. I've got a NAS with some shares.

I'm using a dekstop machine with wire, and with this, i'm having no problems. I've put the things into fstab, and every boot, the shared folders are properly mounted.

I've got also a portable, and when i'm using the cable, all goes well.
If disconnect the cable, with the wireless connected, everything goes well.
But when I boot with the cable disconnected, it goes wrong. The pardus hangs, and only thing (at least for me) to do is a reinstallation. A second boot stops also...

I think that problem is located in the fact that the wireless is started after the fstab?

It would be nice to have the shares mapped every time booted indoor. I'm a little afraid of this. What happens fe if the network is down? Will my fixed computer also fails to boot?


// /home/gebruikerX/Publiek cifs auto,credentials=/home/gebruikerX/.Smbcredentials,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
// /home/gebruikerX/Prive cifs auto,credentials=/home/gebruikerX/.Smbcredentials,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0



August 8th, 2008, 07:05 PM
I don't know about cifs but NFS has a soft mount option for this reason (to prevent boots from hanging when the network is messed up or the share not available). Look at if CIFS has this. Being a networked file system there is a chance it will. This is also why best practice for managing *nix systems is to not mount networked file systems in fstab.

August 9th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Apperantly there's also the option soft for the cifs.

xxxxx cifs soft,auto,creden xxxxxxxx

I can boot without any problems if the wireless is on now (so I just removed the networkcable). But once i disable the network completely (cable and wireless) on softwarelevel, he won't boot anymore. :(

When i retach my cable, it stays the same.

Since i can't figure out how to start a kind of safe mode, only thing left to do is reinstalling the computer... :mad: