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Old 11-13-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question Cannot write mounted vista file system

Good evening,

I have one linux ubuntu/kubuntu 9.04 PC (upstairs) connected over a netgear router to a windows vista PC (downstairs).
I am trying to mount the windows vista shared directory on the linux box.
I managed to do it: I can list the files, copy the files from the windows file system to the linux file system but cannot create or delete files on the windows shared drive.

To mount the windows shared drive, I added the following line in the /etc/fstab

// /home/TV_PC_SHARED_DRIVE cifs username=TVPC/XXXX,password=YYYY,rw,uid=1000,gid=100

when I list the files they have my uid and gid and are declared rw, however moving, deleting or creating files block the command tool.

Any good idea out there?
Old 11-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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I assume that you are acting as root; would it help if you became the owner of the files according to linux, uid=0?

This is a guess. I am at the outer bounds of my understanding of permissions and ownership, so I'm not sure it's that good idea you requested.

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Old 11-13-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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Try mounting using fusermount. After umounting first, of course.
Old 11-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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this may or may not be of much help but this is a line from my fstab file where i share my (local) windows drive with full read write access

# /storage was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=49C9-ACAC /storage vfat defaults,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=100,auto,rw,user 0 2
so if your line works then i would modify it as follows:
// /home/TV_PC_SHARED_DRIVE cifs username=TVPC/XXXX,password=YYYY,defaults,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=100,auto,rw,user 0 2
mind you i have no means of testing this but i know how frustrating permissions can be this way there is no security and everything should be readable writeable and deleteable.

hope you can do something with it
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You have your Win share set to "allow network users to change files" at the Win machine? Something I usually forget !!

Old 11-22-2009, 08:36 AM   #6
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Unlucky so far


Sorry for coming back so late ...

I have:
- checked that my winshare was properly configured regarding permissions (soleil24 idea)
- tried to use uid=0 (thorkelljarl)
- tried to use wabbalee idea
without success.

I would like to try SharpyWarpy idea

Originally Posted by SharpyWarpy View Post
Try mounting using fusermount. After umounting first, of course.
However, I cannot find any (simple) help on fusermount after a few goggling around.
Any idea where I could get some simple explanations?



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