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Old 10-13-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Can't mount windows shares with smb4k

I've installed smb4k on SuSE 10 which doesn't seem to include it 4 some strange reason.
It finds the shared folders on two other Windows PC's but when I try to mount them I get this message:

An error occured while trying to mount the share
smbmnt must be installed SUID root for direct user mounts

I assume its some kind of permission problem but I've never had it before it just mounts them nice and easy thats why I like the app.

How do I cure this problem

Newbie friendly answers please.

Thanks in advance

Old 10-13-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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su to root and then run smb4k and mount the shares.

Old 10-13-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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sudo mount -t smbfs //machine_name/share /home/user/mounting_point

Last edited by teckk; 10-13-2005 at 06:57 PM.
Old 10-14-2005, 12:51 AM   #4
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cd /usr/bin
chmod u+s smbmnt
chmod u+s smbumount


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