mount: failed to parse mount options

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mount: failed to parse mount options

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[PROBLEM]
I have copy/pasted an entry in /etc/fstab from one server to another.
It was mounting a CIFS/Samba share.

When I tried to mount it, I got the following error message:
mount: failed to parse mount options
(Adding "-v" didn't show any additional information :()


[SOLUTION]
I had the options for UserID and GroupID set in my fstab entry:

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//whatever.windows.thing /mnt/windows cifs user,uid=xxx,gid=xxx, ...
But the user and group "xxx" didn't exist on my new server.
Therefore, mount failed to parse the mount options ;)
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