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  1. #1
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    Mount windows network drive from Linux

    I have Fedora 10 and Redhat Enterprise 5 which are my two servers, so I want to mount a windows folder on these linux machine but to no avail. my linux commands syntax are as follows:-
    [root@cash ~]# mkdir /media/Windows_Share
    [root@cash ~]# mount -t cifs -o username=perfectpol7,password=perfect**7,debug=4 // /media/Windows_Share
    and I am getting this error message:

    Mounting the DFS root for a particular server not implemented yet
    No ip address specified and hostname not found

    and if l change cifs with smbfs getting this error message

    [root@cash ~]# mount -t smbfs -o username=perfectpol7,password=perfect**7,debug=4 // /media/Windows_Share
    mount: unknown filesystem type 'smbfs'
    my samba status is running
    [root@cash ~]# /etc/init.d/smb status
    smbd (pid 2583 2580) is running...
    nmbd(pid 2584) is running...

    The folder I want to map is shared from the windows and I can access it on all my linux servers that is through places -> network ->windows network ->then i double click the windows computer and access the folder.

    now confuse as the smbfs is said to be unknown filesystem and cifs is not implemented yet how do i implement it.
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  2. #2
    Google: linux mount windows share

    mount t cifs o username=geek,password=thepass //geekmini/root /media/Video
    Mount *shares*, not the servername.

    my samba status is running
    This is the Samba *server* and has nothing to do with your Linux machine being a *client* and mounting shares exported from another machine.

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