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Old 08-30-2001, 06:56 PM   #1
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windows share question


i'm trying to mount a windows drive on my redhat machine. it works fine when i mount like this:

mount -t smbfs \\\\Computer\\ShareName /mnt/mntpnt

but when i try and mount a folder within the share, it dosen't work:

mount -t smbfs \\\\Computer\\ShareName\\folder

is it possible to mount a folder within a share? or am i just going to need to make a share on my windows machine for every folder i want to mount?
 
Old 08-30-2001, 07:52 PM   #2
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did you try:

mount -t smbfs //computer/folder


Leave out the "ShareName" part since the "folder" is shared anyway..
 
Old 08-30-2001, 07:58 PM   #3
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that's not really what i'm getting at... what i want to do is mount a folder within a share. for example, my windows folders look like this:

c:\mp3s\rock\

i have the mp3s folder shared, but want to mount the rock folder on my linux machine, i don't want the entire mp3s folder mounted, just the rock folder. but my windows shares appear like this:

\\Computer\\mp3s

see what i'm getting at? i want to mount a folder underneath that share... but linux returns an error says the share does not exist.
 
Old 08-30-2001, 08:13 PM   #4
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that's what I was trying to say.....


Is the rock folder shared as well?? If not, share it then go

\\Computer\\rock

instead of

\\Computer\\mp3s


it "should" work....
 
Old 08-30-2001, 08:19 PM   #5
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mount -t smbfs //computer_name/share /mnt/mount point

Mine is like this mount -t smbfs /winxp/f /mnt/disk

winxp is my windows box name, the windows IP address will work in place of the computer name, f is the drive or share I'm mounting, it could also be a folder share, and /mnt/disk is my Linux mount point.
 
Old 08-30-2001, 11:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by nuzzy
that's what I was trying to say.....


Is the rock folder shared as well?? If not, share it then go

\\Computer\\rock

instead of

\\Computer\\mp3s


it "should" work....
ok, that's what i'm getting at though. i DON'T want to share the rock folder. i have quite a few subfolders of my initial share that i would like to mount, but it just seems a little tedious to have to share every single folder... not to mention inefficient.
 
Old 08-31-2001, 05:31 PM   #7
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I connected to shared subfolder without sharing the root folder like this:

I created a folder on my C:\ dirve and called it "share", my C:\ is not shared.

To mount the folder "share" I did this:

mount -t smbfs //winxp/share /mnt/disk

This gave me access to only the folder "share" not the rest of C:\ drive.
Hope this helps
 
Old 08-31-2001, 08:17 PM   #8
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Windows Share

I've tried mounting a WIndows partition on a Windows ME box with full access to the fiolder using this command:

mount -t smbfs //windows/drive /mnt/win
and this one
mount -t smbfs ////windows/drive /mnt/win

with this first one command i get these errors:

session request to WINDOWS failed
session request to *SMBSERVER failed
SMB connection failed

and the second one:

session request to failed
SMB connection failed
 
Old 08-31-2001, 11:13 PM   #9
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ok... apparantly, no one understands what i'm getting at. so let me try to explain AGAIN.

i have a folder shared on my win2k machine like this:

\\ComputerName\ShareName

under this directory structure, i have a certain number of folders beneath the ShareName. i want to mount these other folders to my linux machine WITHOUT specifically sharing them.

i have no problem mounting ShareName using this command:

mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pw \\\\ComputerName\\ShareName /mnt/mntpoint

HOWEVER, if i want to mount a directory within the share, it does not work:

mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pw \\\\ComputerName\\ShareName\\SubDirectory /mnt/mntpoint

so basically, i want to mount SubDirectory without sharing it (since i have a large number of sub directories under that share, and sharing them all is more work than it needs to be, and quite inefficient)
 
  


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