How to fix CIFS Mount Error: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock while mounting windows share Drive on Linux
Jul 28, 2020 by ohiodn8
When trying to mount a cif mount to a linux server (in this case RedHat or CentOS), and you come up with this error: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock [see full error below], this is how you resolve it.
# mount -a mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //mount_shared_drive.com/path/fake_path, missing codepage or helper program, or other error (for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program) In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
If you go to the directory /sbin, you will not find mount.cifs
The Fix ==>
To fix this, first check to see if cif-utils is installed
rpm -qa|grep cifs-utils
And then go ahead to install it
yum install cifs-utils -y
When installed, try again to mount
mount -t cifs //mount_shared_drive.com/path/fake_path /mnt/fake_path
This time, it'll work.
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