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Old 12-03-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Mounting a (wired) network attached storage

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server set up and I want to create a mount point for the Corza NAS in fstab. Being a newbie I am having trouble finding the correct path to the device (on my network at I tried \\\root also \mnt\md1 and a couple others. I tried creating a credential file and mount-cifs, but still no luck.

I need to figure out the path to use to mount this NAS. I've tried the two above, including /public at the end, I've tried several variations (changing the ip to the device name, etc.) of 'mount -t ext3 // /mnt/nas2tb -o username=xxxxxx,passwordxxxx' and get the message: mount: special device does not exist also /home/tom# 'mount -t cifs // /mnt/nas2tb' got prompted for a password and received this: mount error(13): Permission denied. I am using the correct username/password combo, or at least the one I use to access the drive with Windows and to access the admin screens.

I am trying to get it to mount before I edit fstab, and I am at a loss. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. I am setting this up as a backup device.
Old 12-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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You must be root to mount a filesystem that does not have an entry in fstab. Since root is not enabled by default in Ubuntu you must use sudo. i.e.

sudo mount -t cifs // /mnt/nas2tb ( I assume that public is the correct directory )

Now enter you Ubuntu password, then the NAS username,password at the next prompt. Make sure that the /mnt/nas2tb directory exists. You can also use Nautilus to access the NAS by selecting on network on the left side.
Old 12-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I tried your suggestion and it works. I also found that changing the admin user to the same name and password as the Ubuntu server helped. Not sure if that is required but using different users didn't. The NAS is an old one, so it may be a factor.I'll mark this as resolved


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