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Old 12-26-2007, 04:54 AM   #1
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Mounting a Windows Share in Samba

I installed Windows on one of the home desktops, so my parents could use it, enabled sharing for "My Documents" folder, then mounted it using smbmount w/o any errors.

However, if I try go in the mounted folder or even view its details, I get the following:

/bin/ls: cannot access /mnt/samba: Permission denied
camera/  flashdisk/  ipod/  samba
me@tpt60:~$ ls /mnt/samba
/bin/ls: cannot access /mnt/samba: Permission denied
me@tpt60:~$ ls -l /mnt/
/bin/ls: cannot access /mnt/samba: Permission denied
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-11-23 23:57 camera/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-11-23 23:57 flashdisk/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-11-14 23:33 ipod/
?????????? ? ?    ?     ?                ? samba
The mount command I used was pretty simple: smbmount //hpp763n/documents /mnt/samba
Old 12-26-2007, 05:25 AM   #2
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I think you should use the Name of the user on the Windows machine.

smbmount -o username=USER,password=PASS ...
if the user has password that is.
Old 12-26-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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I didn't have to do this before and was able to mount these same two machines. I'd sometimes use -o uid=me,gid=users and that would set the permissions of the mount point and all of the files to that user, but if that's left out, it should use root:root


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