Mounting a Lacie NAS under OpenSuse Linux

After a bit of a struggle I found out how to mount a Lacie (Samba) NAS under OpenSuse. 
There are two ways to mount it, for both ways it is needed to create a mount point directory. I created a directory called lacie under /mnt . This means the NAS can be reached via /mnt/lacie. 
You can do it by hand, but temporarily, as follows: 
sudo mount -t cifs -o username=the-username,password=the-password // /mnt/lacie 
However, if you want it to be mounted automatically each time you boot, then you need to add a line to the file /etc/fstab: 
1) in the console, enter: kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab to edit the file (assuming you run KDE) 
2) add a line simular to this line: 
// /mnt/lacie cifs 
username=the-username,password=the-password,uid=0,gid=0 0 0


Currently I am setting up an old Thinkpad laptop as a build and web server. For this task I installed the OpenSuse Linux distro on it. By switching to Linux I stumbled into problems as a noisy fan and not being able to update the BIOS. Luckily Google helped me out by unveiling the Think Wiki web site. This site is aimed at Linux Thinkpad users and has tons of useful information.