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Old 09-12-2003, 04:06 AM   #1
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linux mounting network windows volumes


I have Mandrake 9.1 on one box and Windows XP and 2000 on two other machines.

I want to be able to view NTFS partitions on both the XP and 2000 machines from within linux. I have seen stuff about samba and have installed it, but it seems to me that samba lets you view linux shares from windows but not vice versa.

Can someone spell out what i must do?

Old 09-12-2003, 05:28 AM   #2
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mount -t smbfs //windows_machine_name/share_name /mnt/mount_point -o username=windows_username%password
That should do it.

Last edited by cmfarley19; 09-12-2003 at 05:34 AM.
Old 09-12-2003, 05:29 AM   #3
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You should be able to simply use something like:
mount -t smbfs -o username=MyAccount //Server/share /mnt/dir

Where MyAccount is a account with rights for the share (unless you use guest access), //Server/share is the UNC path and /mnt/dir is the local mountpoint.

If memory serves of course.. I'm still a bit of a newbie...

[edit]Whoopss... Slow typin'![/edit]

Last edited by malkis; 09-12-2003 at 05:30 AM.


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