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Old 08-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Unable to mount Windows share using cifs to my virtual instance of SUSE


I'm pretty new to using Linux and I installed SUSE 11.3 on Sun Virtual Box to play around with it. I am trying to mount one of my Windows shares to my SUSE system and I'm getting an error "Mount error(13): Permission denied". I have made sure my Windows permissions are open, in fact I used a test share and added everyone and gave full control. Below is the command I tried to use to mount it.

mount -t cifs -o username=Nick //computername/share /mnt/temp

I pre-created the temp folder under mnt and I tried both my PC name and my ip address in the above command with the same error each time. I also tried using my pc name in my username string as well "username=pcname/Nick" and that did not work either. Can someone advise me why this error is occuring?

Kernel version: 2.6.34-12

Thanks,

Nick
 
Old 08-19-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Unable to mount Windows share using cifs to my virtual instance of SUSE

Nick,

Couple of things, first try checking the permission on windows, double check them and set to full permission (at least for now to test); make sure that in "sharing" tab you have added "Everyone" and "Full Control" as well as in "security" tab you have "Everyone" and "Full Control". If these are set, make sure you have sufficient permission to /mnt/temp directory. It's always one of these two! As a side note, if your windows machine is in the domain, you will need to provide one more option domain=%domainname% so your option string looks like:
-o user=Nick,domain=YourDomainName
 
Old 08-24-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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Permissions

I have tried that with no luck. I already had my Windows share shared out to everyone and given full control (both under permission and security) and provided full control to the /mnt folder I'm mounting to. The strange thing is that this works periodically. I have had it work once or twice on folders I was testing and when I did a umount I was then unable to remount them. There seems to be no good reason for this as far as I can tell. Also, I am not in a domain and my PC name is UncleRico. My exact command I'm using to mount is listed below:

mount -t cifs //UncleRico/share /mnt/nick -o username=UncleRico/mywindowsusername

Then it prompts me for a password and I enter the root password at this point.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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cifs mount

Ok, i just verified on my system (on win domain) that if you set all permisions to everyone allow , then you can mount the share from linux box by running :
mount -t cifs -o guest //windowsbox/share /locallinuxdir

and it works fine; guest option supresses the password prompt.
Give it a try and see if you can mount this way.
Next step would be to setup more detail logging for cifs & smb to see what logs you getting on the box while trying to mount!

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