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Old 08-29-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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Mapping Remote Windows Drives

I am on a home network with most/all of my files stored on a remote Windows server. How can I map my personal folder (and preferably only that folder, if possible) so I can get a hold of it on Linux? There's a few pieces of coursework I could do with on there.

Old 08-29-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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Share the drive on windows then create a mount point and mount the share:
mkdir /mnt/myshare
mount -t smbfs -o username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD //winbox/myshare /mnt/myshare

If you want the share to be mounted on each boot then you can create an entry in /etc/fstab
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you if I were you, I would try to find an nfs server for windows, and then mount your windows drive as you home dir (considering that you have an nfs client installed)
Old 08-29-2003, 12:47 PM   #4
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the guru must be right (seems a lot easier)


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