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Old 11-01-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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Network Drive No Longer Displays Files in 9.10

Hello everyone,

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 and, as usual, I simply formatted reinstalled my root directory while preserving my home directory.

Everything has gone well, but when I went to mount my network drive- an Iomega- the drive will mount, but it will not show any files, but it shows the proper GBs free just fine, just no files. I copied a file onto it, and was able to find it on the network drive via my laptop (which is still 9.04).

The drive is formatted with cifs- and is mounted with the following command:

sudo mount -t cifs // /media/network_drive -o username=shane,password=password,uid=shane
Can anyone offer any insight as to why the drive is not properly displaying files?

I tried to access it via the command line and I got this message:
shane@geno:~$ cd /media/network_drive/
shane@geno:/media/network_drive$ ls
shane@geno:/media/network_drive$ ls -l
total 0
Old 11-01-2009, 04:43 AM   #2
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Did you check /etc/fstab? I don't know if you've got a backup, but I'd start with comparting the old (or an equivalent, possibly on a new machine) and the new file for any inconsistencies. I think it might be rights problem...

Old 11-01-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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I've never actually entered it into fstab- I just mount it with a script that contains the mounting command above whenenver I need it.

The file I copied onto the drive was a folder of pictures- and they worked just fine.


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