So I got the temporary way to work, but on startup the fstab didn’t work, I had to use a terminal based emergency mode, and I ended up just using vim to remove the line I added. Instead of using /mnt/NAS I’m using /home/james/home, what does “cifs uid=1000” do, I think that’s what it didn’t work but the temporary way to mount it did.
So I tried it again, and this time after restarting, I got to my desktop, but it didn’t mount, when I access the folder, in dolphin, it says An error occurred while accessing ‘/home/james/home’, the system responded: mount: /etc/fstab: parse error at line 12 – ignored mount: /home/james/home: can’t find in /etc/fstab.
This is what I have in fstab for it //192.168.50.112/home /home/james/home cifs uid=1001, username=MY_USERNAME,password=MY_PASSWORD,domain=WORKGROUP
kio-fuse package will automatically create a virtual directory on our machine after you manually mount your smb:// folder with dolphin.
So it will be accessible to all applications by /run/user/1001/kio-fuse-xxx/smb/ while with fstab you have /home/james/home/
So it’s another solution (without fstab/mount at boot) but:
Okay, so that works out of the box, and I like that, but I would rather get fstab to work better, it would automatically do it now that I vaguely understand how it works. With this kio method, I can navigate, to the folder, but I have to do a lot of clunky searching for the path, currently I found part of the solution was to get rid of a space but now I’m not getting write permission all the way so idk whether to settle for this or not.
So i’ve found part of the problem, initially, was that I had a space during the options, and apparently, that’s not allowed. Anyways, I’ve got it kinda configured right, almost verbatim what you’ve been typing with all variations, and they all return this error. “mount.cifs: permission denied”, weirdest thing, If I run mount -a, I get that error, if I run sudo mount -a, no problem.