Ok I made a reinstallation of my Debian 8 Jessie last night and my home Directory wasn't erased (don't know if any confs might interfere on this).

So I have a Network CIFS share I want to Automount. Everything is configured on the server side (I was able to do this connection two days ago and nothing changed on the server side)

Ok So I don't remember what configuration was the one I made in my /etc/fstab before when it was working, but I'm trying all guides on the net and I can't seem to find a solution to mount this at startup.

Here is my FSTAB conf:

//      /media/xxxxxx/Media     cifs     user,auto,username=xxxxxxx,password=xxxxxxx     0     0

I've changed every sensitive info with an "X" here for obvious reasons but the path and login data match the servers!

I've tried creating a credential file as well but I remember last time it worked it was with these configurations. I want to be able to unmount at anytime that's why I'm putting user on the line here.

My outputs are different depending the configuration. Right now, with this conf, I get this output:

mount error(22): Invalid argument Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Oh my network CIFS share has this particular share with NTFS, don't know if counts.

Don't remember if last time I added a Mask or an ID or Filetype or any other configuration that made it work.

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Ok I did some tests and aparently two things made it work.

  1. I've changed the IP to the name of the machine (media.local in my case)
  2. Added File_mode and Dir_mode to it

Here what became of my /etc/fstab config line:

//media.local/Media     /media/xxxxxxxxxxxxx/Media     cifs     defaults,user,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,auto,username=xxxxxxxx,password=xxxxxxx     0     0

I don't know why it worked with the name of the machine instead of the IP or why the File_Mode and File_Dir made a difference... But there you go... That was the solution!

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