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Old 07-25-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
jbulgier
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mount: //10.52.0.102/Jim/dpc is not a valid block device


When I try to mount this XP share:
sudo mount -t cifs //$n.102/Jim/dpc mnt/mp2 -o username=user,password=pass
I get this error:
mount: //10.52.0.102/Jim/dpc is not a valid block device

When I mount its parent:
sudo mount -t cifs //$n.102/Jim mnt/mp2 -o username=user,password=pass
The mount is successful and I can view the 'dpc' folder I tried to mount before.

I shared the directory in XP even though its parent is shared, but that didn't help. The username and password are correct for the XP machine because I am able to mount the parent.

I am using Ubuntu 10. Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #2
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Hi, I would assume that you need to modify the XP share to point to the
Jim/dpc, not only dpc. (or add a 2nd share for the Jim/dpc).
I believe you can only directly mount what is shared, but not any
contents of that share.
Cheers, Tom.
 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Tom.

I created a new share and it is now working fine.
 
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I know the thread is old, but it showed high on google, so for future reference:

Installing cifs-utils allows you to mount directories inside a share (tested on debian wheezy).
 
  


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