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  1. #1
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    How to access a Windows share from Lubuntu

    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. 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'm new to Linux, so any suggestions as to how I can solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.


    EDIT -

    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 03:01 PM.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in 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.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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