Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Washington, DC
Distribution: Debian, Archlinux, Ubuntu, Sidux
Posts: 244

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quick mounting question

I have a remote server that I'd like to mount on my local computer. The remote server has an ext3 file system but I can't really figure out how to name the device with the mount command.

I've tried:

 mount -t ext3 //Server/Directory /mnt/Directory
but it tells me that //Server/Directory/ is an invalid device. What's the proper way to format this command?
Old 03-23-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: The Real Washington
Distribution: Debian, Android
Posts: 1,819

Rep: Reputation: 46
You need to determine which protocol is used to share the folder on the network. If it is smb, nfs, etc, then that is the filesystem type to use, not the native file system type (ext3).
Old 03-23-2005, 11:51 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Washington, DC
Distribution: Debian, Archlinux, Ubuntu, Sidux
Posts: 244

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Got it.. is there a recommendation between the two? ie.. which is faster? I'm going to be running a program in Dosbox and (with your advice) I can tell it works -- but the network activity is a little slow. I did it through smbfs since I've never used nfs before so I'm curious if you think it's worth switching over?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question Concerning ISO's and one quick question. evrae Linux - Software 2 06-21-2004 03:53 AM
quick question - mounting/unmounting drives tw001_tw Linux - Software 2 05-13-2004 08:09 PM
samba smb.config question (quick question) TheDOGG Linux - Networking 1 03-02-2004 07:19 AM
Quick Mounting Novell Volumes saurya_s Linux - Software 2 12-19-2003 07:38 AM
A few quick questions about modems and auto mounting a hd justiceisblind Linux - Newbie 1 04-13-2002 08:45 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration