27 March 2012

cifs mount error : block device is write-protected, mounting read-only

I ran into an issue while trying to mount a windows' share on an ubuntu server today.

I used the following command:
mount -t cifs //10.1.2.3/share /mnt/sharewood/ -o username=user,password=pwd

And I got this error message:
mount: block device //10.1.2.3/share is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: cannot mount block device //10.1.2.3/share read-only


Simply installing smbfs did the trick
apt-get install smbfs
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