Just has another little problem while upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. It seems that smbfs no longers works in Ubuntu 12.10. Once again, why don’t the developers make a webpage or a popup application which tells you these changes? It would save hours of time for lots of users.
Anyhow, here is how I converted my fstab to work. Before it looked like this:
//server/share /mnt/server/share smbfs iocharset=utf8,credentials=/path/to/.smbcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000
Afterwards, I changed smbfs -> cifs and remove the gid.
//server/share /mnt/server/share cifs iocharset=utf8,credentials=/path/to/.smbcredentials,uid=1000 0 0
If you have problems then tail the /var/log/kern.log
tail -f /var/log/kern.log
Great. Back up an running again.