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Old 01-30-2016, 02:35 PM   #1
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Cant mount NAS

So its been a year since i moved over to linux (mint 17.3) but even though iv tried many times i still cant use my NAS as a backup medium.

I have read everything i can find but this just dont work:-

greg@greg-W76OC ~ $ sudo mount -t cifs '//' /home/greg/nas --verbose -o username=jackdinn
Password for jackdinn@// 
mount.cifs kernel mount options: ip=,unc=\\\volume(sda1),user=jackdinn,pass=********
mount error(5): Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
but it mounts fine from nemo:-

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Old 01-30-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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Does your NAS support NFS? Most of them do.
Old 01-30-2016, 03:42 PM   #3
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NFS , whats that? i assume so its a quite new router (NAS is a mem stick in my router)

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Still desperately trying but still failing to get this to work !
Old 02-07-2016, 02:21 AM   #5
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Maybe something here helps,

Seems they added the sec=ntlm option and it worked.
Google also shows many resolutions such as:

Hope that helps,
Old 02-07-2016, 05:10 AM   #6
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Hi, yea i found it in the end it was the sec=ntlm that was the problem.

Cheers for posting though, i was beginning to think id never figure it.

Just need to figure why when i mount my internal drives at boot via the "disks" gui application on my main comp (Mint KDE) the computer starts read/writing to them for an hour or so making them grind for ages, maybe its indexing or something but it does it every time i have my main comp on. Maybe i can try mounting at boot using fstab and a startup mount command somewhere instead on setting it in the "disks gui" although cant really see why it would be any different.


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