Is there something wrong with my mounting?

// /media/Cloud cifs auto,credentials=/home/drew/.credentials/smb,_netdev,uid=drew,gid=drew,rw 0 0

When I run sudo mount -a the drive is mounted, no issues. But, the drive will not automatically mount when the system boots up?

uname -a
Linux drew-desktop 4.14.24-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 4 21:28:02 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

pacman -Q | grep cifs
cifs-utils 6.7-2

ls -l /media | grep Cloud
drwxr-xr-x  2 drew drew    0 Mar  9 17:32 Cloud

1 Answer 1


I had to enable the service that automounts network drives as @Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams said. The details are here.

sudo systemctl enable systemd-networkd-wait-online
  • Thanks for reporting your success! <del>The detailed effect of this command is detailed at freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/NetworkTarget/</del> This sounds like it was a bug in your original setup. Network mounts (especially if you set _netdev in the options) automatically get After=network-online.target and Wants=network-online.target. Pulling in network-online.target is supposed to do the job. E.g. on my computer, NetworkManager-wait-online.service has been enabled, by which it means it is started when (well, before) network-online.target is started...
    – sourcejedi
    Commented Mar 11, 2018 at 21:10
  • This is Fedora, and the unit is enabled by systemd.preset. However this Fedora setup also appears stupidly fragile. If NetworkManager is used (enabled), I don't see why it wouldn't automatically enable the corresponding wait-online service, using an Also= in the [Install] section of NetworkManager.service
    – sourcejedi
    Commented Mar 11, 2018 at 21:13
  • There was a similar bug in the systemd-networkd units which was fixed in v234: github.com/systemd/systemd/commit/…
    – sourcejedi
    Commented Mar 11, 2018 at 21:16

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