[plug] smbfs + 2.1 kernels

The Thought Assassin assassin at sleepless.south.networx.net.au
Sat Jul 4 12:58:48 WST 1998

On Sat, 4 Jul 1998, Gavin Tweedie wrote:
> Anyone know how to get smbmount (from the smbfs package) running under the
> 2.1 kernel series?
> Anything I try and mount gives me:
> ..
> SMBFS: need mount version 6
> mount error: Invalid argument
> Please look at smbmount's manual page for possible reasons

Well, someone has to ask the stupid questions, so here goes:
What version of mount/smbmount _are_ you using?
What is suggested in the /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes of your
kernel version?
If you upgraded mount/smbmount because of the above file, what does
/usr/doc/smb/changes or equivalent suggest?
What commandline are you using?
Or are you using distribution-provided wrapper scripts?
(if so, what is in them?)
What does the smbmount man page think of your commandline?
Does the problem happen in the transition from 2.0 to 2.1, or between 2.1
minor releases?

That's all the silly questions i can think of, perhaps the answers to
these will point the way to what the problem is?


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