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I am sorry to post such a horrible question, but here is my scenario:
I am running Redhat 9 and want to mount (not sure if that is the correct term) a drive that will be used concurrently between my XP machine and my Linux box.
I have my network up in the sense that I can ping each machine from each other and both can hit my gateway, both are sharing my cable modem etc and I think I am fairly close.
The drive in question is an NTFS formated USB 2.0 drive which I have setup for network sharing. Do I have to make a partition on this drive in FAT to make this possible, and if so, what is the command I use to "map" the drive on the Linux machine?
I know this is probably the worst newbie question, but I am anxious learn whatever I can to make the transition out of the Windblows world to the Linux world.
mount -t smbfs -o username=blah,password=blah //scuba1/100gb
I get the mount point is not available. I don't understand what is supposed to follow the share name? When you say path/to/mountpoint do you mean I have to give it a name like dev/hda5 or something like that ?
The machine name is scuba1
the share name is 100gb
I was mounting an NTFS network resource with fedora core1. I installed core2 and the command just sits there. When I shutdown the system it will set there and repeatedly timeout and retry when attempting to unmount the resource.
The command I am using is the same as above:
mount -t smbfs -o username=***,password=*** //server/videos /mnt/server
Is it possible that the firewall is blocking this? I didn't install it on core1, but did on core2. If so, how do I work with the firewall?