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Old 09-25-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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Cannot mount windiscs with Samba

Hi. I'm using Fedore Core 5 and GNOME. I would need to mount windows disc form a different computer (because of music). But when I type:
mount // /mnt/mp3
it tells me:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'sbmfs'
But when I use File Browser and use "Connect to server", I can connect to windows share files with no problem and work with them.

I chacked my service list and started the Samba smbd and nmbd demons, but no change.

In this forum I saw someone referring to smb4k, but when I wanted to install it, it told me, that it's for KDE. I don't know weather I can use it in GNOME as well.

I'm not sure what to install or what do I do wrong. I'm new to Linux, so I'm still getting used to new environment. Could you pleas help?
Old 09-25-2006, 03:23 PM   #2
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You don't actually need to run the Samba services to connect to a Windows share from the command-line: the default Fedora installation has the necessary tools. smb4k etc. are just graphical interfaces, and the fact that GNOME connects suggests that the basic components are OK.

IIRC, Fedora uses the mount type "cifs" rather than "smbfs"?

If you want to do a command-line test to double-check that things are all working OK, first try smbclient, which gives an FTP-like interface:

man smbclient

Hope that helps.
Old 09-26-2006, 04:25 PM   #3
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Problem solved

Hi, so the problem is solved. I had to use cifs in stead of smbfs. So when I use
mount -t cifs // /mnt/mp3
it works perfectly.

Thank you very much.


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