Cannot mount block device //host/share read-only

While trying to setup Samba 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 I got error ‘Cannot mount block device //host/share read-only’ mounting a drive. There didn’t seem to be anything obviously wrong, it just would not work.

Lots of trawling through logs and head scratching later I found that it was due to a missing dependency on CIFS.

https://superuser.com/questions/515777/error-mounting-samba-share-cannot-mount-block-device-xxxx-read-only

Installed package cifs-utils and it all worked perfectly.

 

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