The usual procedure would be to mount the network share as a directory on the local filesystem. For this you will use (as root) the mount
command. Unfortunately for you, the client component is presently in a transition state, and your system may have either the SMB client or the newer CIFS client.
mount -t SMB -o username=UserSpecifiedByWindowsShareIfNeccessary,uid=localUsernameToOwnTheMount,gid=localGroupNameToOwnTheMount //WindowsHostName/sharename /local/mount/point/directory
The /local/mount/point/directory must exist, and should be empty. There are a few conventions for what to use as mountpoints. I like to use things like '/mnt/Winhostname/sharename'. The choice is fairly arbitrary, and you can use whatever you like. If your system uses CIFS, you can locate the equivalent options from the mount.cifs
manpage (also see the mount.smb
manpage for more options if using SMB). The remote files should be visible in the specified mountpoint directory tree. Ownership and permissions can be modified according to your needs, using mount
Having accomplished this, you may wish to make the mount happen automatically upon each reboot. To do so, you can add the appropriate entry to /etc/fstab
. Ask here if you require assistance with this.