Monday, June 23, 2008

Mounting a windows share in ubuntu

Tired of navigating the network for a Windows shared folder all the time under Ubuntu?

Well then I'll show you the equivalent of Windows xp's map network drive in Ubuntu 8.04.It is called mount with smbfs.

Step 1

Enter in a Terminal window

Create a directory where the share will be mounted. lets say sudo mkdir  /share1(share1 is my mount point)

Step 2
Type this instruction:

mount   -t smbfs   -o username=administrator   //windows-box-name/share_name   /share1

Step 3

you will find your share in /share1 mounted and presto.Done.Enjoy. :)

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