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Hi all, I have installed Lububtu, and wish to be able to access folders shared by Windows servers. I have added the machine to my domain, and that works fine. ...
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- 03-21-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2013
- Sherborne, Dorset
How to access a Windows share from Lubuntu
I have installed Lububtu, and wish to be able to access folders shared by Windows servers.
I have added the machine to my domain, and that works fine. I am also able to browse to my domain (smb://DD), and browse the available shares on any of the machines it picks up (smb://VIDESS, for example).
However, I cannot access any of the shares, with the following error messages popping up when I try to do so -
Failed to mount Windows share.The specified location is not mounted.
I forgot to mention, I can access the server drives, which are shared by Windows by default (smb://VIDESS/d$) with the use a username/password - it is just the manually created shares that are throwing errors.
Last edited by duck__boy; 03-21-2013 at 04:01 PM.
- 03-21-2013 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
You use the cifs file system type to mount remote shares. IE: mount -t cifs address mountpoint -o user=id,password=pswd
If you don't have cifs installed on your system, it should be available in the aptitude (apt-get) or synaptic repository to install. It is part of the samba package I do believe, so it is likely you already have it.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!