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Old 03-23-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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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
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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
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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?


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