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Old 04-29-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Automount Network NTFS drive--Slackware


I am trying to automount a shared, password protected, WinXP ntfs drive located on a seperate computer. I would assume Samba is working since Konqueror will let me log in and view the files. I understand that I need to edit /etc/fstab but I am not sure how. this is what I have tried:

//Addie /mnt/Addie smbfs username=USER_NAME,password=MY_PASS 0 0

but I am not really sure about it. I then try the command:

mount -a

and I get the error:

806: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an invalid share name)
SMB connection failed.

Again, in Konqueror smb://Addie/ is valid and does allow me to connect.

Old 05-03-2004, 08:44 AM   #2
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smb://Addie/ will show you the shares the computer has I guess... to mount a share, you'll have to name it (//addie isn't a share actually) the real share is something like //Addie/<sharename>

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Old 05-03-2004, 07:33 PM   #3
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As I suspected I cannot mount the drive but the folders underneath. For now I guess I will just create a link (reference) to //Addie and place it on the users' Desktop. The reason I wanted the whole drive was that Addie already limited what a user could access baised on username and password, so I did not want to duplicate the process.

Thanks for the help,



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