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Old 05-10-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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Accesing a share on windows

I'm running Ubuntu on vmware 5 on a winxp host and am trying to connect from linux to network share on the host computer (windows) with no success
the shared folder is on an NTFS volume
Old 05-10-2006, 05:26 AM   #2
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From windows virtual machine share the folder then:-

You can use it on linux as follows:-

mount -t smbfs //winmachinename/winsharename /mnt/somepoint/

This will ask username /password which you will have to provide mannually. Share will remain mounted untill next reboot.

The automatic and permenant way:-

in /etc/fstab make follwing entries:-

//winmachine/winshare /mnt/windows/c smbfs defaults 1 1

//winmachine/cdrom /mnt/windows/cdrom smbfs username="urusername",password="yourpassword" 1 1

this is so if you have passwords set


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