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Old 09-28-2007, 04:27 AM   #1
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Mounting Samba shares via command line


I have seen other threads here about samba links but none of the solutions have worked. My problem is that we have a Linux FC5 server that runs Samba. From WindowsXP we are able mount the network fine. I am running a VM on my WindowsXP machine which is also FC5 and using the Gnome client I am able to connect to the server and browse (I am connecting to it via the Windows Share option). Seeing that most of our work is command line driven, switching to Gnome to copy files to the server is tiresome.

Hence I have tried to mount the drive. However when I use:

mount -t smbfs // /mnt/smbfs_lb

I get the error:

mount: unknown filesystem type 'smbfs'

Seeing that Gnome is able to mount the network drive, I would think that mount could do it as well.

I have tired updating mount with yum but:
gnome-mount.i386 0.4-5 installed

There does not appear to be a newer version. I have tried to find the smbmount, but no luck there either.

1. Is there something I can do about this?
2. Does anyone know where Gnome mounts the drives so that I can copy the files?

Old 09-28-2007, 04:32 AM   #2
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Sorry, just seen a web post for using is working with mount -t cifs ...


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