Sorry, also try echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/LinuxExtensionsEnabled and then smbmount again. It's one of the two, but at the mo can't remember which, but both at the same time won't hurt. Try echo 0 > /proc/fs/cifs/OplockEnabled then try and smbmount again. Mr Smiley A man with a thermometer knows the temperature. A man with two thermometers is never sure.