fstab and samba config

Tried first time netrunner install on old laptop today. The os, steam beta, and mythtv frontend install went well, but have fstab and samba travails. Don’t know too much about linux networking and permissions.

To mount the Synology NAS, installed nfs-common and added /mnt/multimedia with rw for owner/group=root. Added following lines to fstab:

# mount synology nas box - multimedia /mnt/multimedia nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

This fstab mount works on a kubuntu machine. The feedback is listed below:

$ sudo mount -a ... mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting

Get following dolphin error:

An error occured while accessing ‘Home’, the system responded: mount: only root can mount on /mnt/multimedia

Netrunner Samba could not open LOFT workgroup. Made changes below and now machines on LOFT LAN are found, but no shares show up.

LOFT clients can see share on netrunner machine, but can’t get past authorization dialog on netrunner machine.

smb.conf changes (uncommented lines)

[code]# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
workgroup = LOFT
netbios name = zoro

What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names

to IP addresses

name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

“security = user” is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account

in this server for every user accessing the server. See


in the samba-doc package for details.

security = user

Most people will find that this option gives better performance.

See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/Samba3-HOWTO/speed.html

for details

You may want to add the following on a Linux system:

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192[/code]

Any help prodding me back to a configured networked machine would be greatly appreciated.