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Hi, I have a duel boot machine /XP & Ubuntu 9.10 w/ Linux being used primarily. I have just purchased a Buffalo LS-XHL199 NAS (Network attached Storage) -an external disk ...
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    Question Connecting NAS device to Ubuntu


    Hi,
    I have a duel boot machine /XP & Ubuntu 9.10 w/ Linux being used primarily.

    I have just purchased a Buffalo LS-XHL199 NAS (Network attached Storage) -an external disk read by the router as a fixed IP address, that is read easily with XP Windows but cannot seem to mount (any shares etc) in Ubuntu 9.10. Trying to stay away from SAMBA if possible.
    Can anyone make some suggestions HOW TO MOUNT THIS IN LINUX ?

    Thanks.
    racoope

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    My guess is that the device runs Samba (or even a version of Windows)
    because it is compatible with Windows computers. Ubuntu should also
    be able to access the device because the client portion of Samba
    runs by default on Ubuntu. I don't know why you can't see the NAS
    from Ubuntu. Is the device configurable?

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Not sure what you mean configurable ?? I have assigned this a a static IP address. I have added shares (folders). Windows can easily see all of this but not Ubuntu. I need to mount this but not sure how to do this. ? Help please. racoope

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    Does it have any other options in addition to creating shares,
    like a hostname?

    If you go to Places-->Network you see nothing? Do you
    have any other shares on other computers?

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    Trying to stay away from SAMBA if possible.
    You are not going to mount *Windows Shares* without using the Samba client in Linux.

    Google: how to mount windows shares ubuntu

    You can also use the Gnome "Connect to Server" option (which is just a GUI that's using the Samba client.)

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