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Old 12th March 2012, 03:09 PM
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Question mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on.....

Hi There,

I've installed a minimal Fedora box and am trying to mount a windows share but get the following issue.

I type:
mount -t cifs -o username=*****,password=***** //servername/dnn /home/wsi/dnn
I get:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //servername/dnn,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
Can anyone help or provide some guidance?
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Old 12th March 2012, 11:22 PM
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Re: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on.....


yum provides */mount.cifs

Then install the program, probably cifs-utils or samba-client. Not sure which. I remember having a similar problem (on a minimal install) and that turned out to be its cause.
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Old 13th March 2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on.....

Had that once with Ubuntu and needed to install smbfs.
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