Manually Mounting the eXpress Share in an Altiris Linux Pre-Boot Environment
A Linux pre-boot environment has been created (PXE, Automation BootDisk, Network BootDisk, etc), however, when it runs it fails to mount to the DS. How can the mount process be tested from the "/#" prompt?
Run the following command:
"mount -t cifs -o username=[username],workgroup=[workgroup/domain],password=[password] //[dsname/IP/FQDN]/express /mnt/ds"
If this action is successful, the "/#" prompt will return, otherwise an error or usage screen will be returned.
To check the mount, type "mount" which will display all mounted devices, directories, etc.
"cd mnt/ds" will provide access to the DS mount point.
Typing "ls" will provide a directory listing of the DS mount point.