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Old 04-02-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Can't mount network drive after upgrading to Lenny


I have a shared folder on a Windows XP box that I mounted occasionally from my Etch machine. After upgrading to Lenny, I get the message special device <computername>/<sharename> does not exist.

The command I'm using is sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=<username>,password=<password> //<XPcomputername>/<XPsharename> /<linuxsharename>.

I tried using the IP address instead of the computer name and tried ntfs for the filesystem. Incidentally, Lenny put a shortcut on my desktop for the shared folder (which I thought was odd, since it's not in fstab), and I can browse the folder from there.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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The command I'm using is sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=<username>,password=<password> //<XPcomputername>/<XPsharename> /<linuxsharename>.
Try using the IP address and "-t cifs" instead of "-t smbfs".
 
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Try using the IP address and "-t cifs" instead of "-t smbfs".
Hmm, this gives the message mount error 5 = Input/output error.
 
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Hmm, this gives the message mount error 5 = Input/output error.
Do you have the right ports open on your firewall?

What is the output of "dmesg" after both commands?
 
  


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