Problem with mounting network drive in Kubuntu Feisty

There was time when suddenly I couldn’t mount my network drive again. Today I searched and found out that I need to use cifs instead of smbfs. This is the command I use, first install smbfs using

sudo apt-get install smbfs

and then add the line to /etc/fstab for read-write windows network drive:

//filesvr/CEP   /media/Qdrive   cifs    credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,dmask=777,fmask=777   0       0

more info can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently

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Mounting External Harddisk during boot in Kubuntu Feisty

I just got an external harddisk from my company for more storage. So I need to mount it everytime I boot the computer. This is what I add on /etc/fstab file:

/dev/sdb1       /media/FreeAgent        ntfs    rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shor/etc/fstab

It turns out if I use fvat as the type, it won’t mount, so I have to use ntfs. It seems nowadays, more drive are formatted with ntfs.