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Old 10-25-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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samba mount windows xp share

I have a network with 2 windows machines (one installed with windows 2000 : and the other installed with windows xp : and 1 linux machine installed with Fedora 5.

There is no problem in mounting the windows 2000 share at the linux box with the following command:

> mount -t cifs // /mnt/smb -o username=mark,password=12345

But it failed to mount the windows xp share with the same command:
> mount -t cifs // /mnt/smb -o username=dick,password=2345

The following errors are displayed:
retrying with upper case share name
mount error 6 = No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)

I have checked that the D partition for windows xp machine is shared to the network.

Any idea what went wrong
Old 10-25-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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You might have to feed it the workgroup as part of the options. I assume you made a typo in your post, but you said "D" is shared on XP and your command is looking for "E"...
Old 10-26-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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The shared should be E partition on the windows xp machine. I tried to run the command as suggested to include the workgroup and still gave me the same error.

> mount -t cifs // /mnt/smb -o username=dick,password=2345,domain=MYWORKGROUP
retrying with upper case share name
mount error 6 = No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)


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