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hrddrv
June 23rd, 2008, 11:04 PM
Ok not sure if this is a common problem or what. I have a second drive hooked up with some shared folders. I can see them when I go to places>network>etc. When I try to open the folders I get unable to mount location. Failde to mount windows share on the other ubuntu computer and get I do not have permission on the laptop. Here is the kicker though, I can share a folder on the drive that has the OS on it and it works. So my question is can I fix this or is this just not going to work.

I have searched both here and the web. Yes I am a ubuntu noob but am work in the IT industry (on-site computer tech for local high school). From what I have read this is a problem. What I am trying to do is setup a computer that I can put media files on and share between the computers in the house. Would it be easier just to setup a server instead.

Thanks for your help. This site has helped me out with a lot of stuff.

hrddrv
June 24th, 2008, 12:05 AM
I know this is my first question and no one knows me but can anyone give me some help. Please.

jimv
June 24th, 2008, 12:20 AM
Let me make sure that I understand this:

Your computer has two drives.

The first is the drive that contains your OS, and the second is basically a storage drive.

When you share a folder on the storage drive, you can't access it from other machines.

When you share a folder on the OS drive, you CAN access it from other machines.

Correct?



ALso, can you post the contents of your /etc/fstab file?

hrddrv
June 24th, 2008, 12:47 AM
Let me make sure that I understand this:

Your computer has two drives.

The first is the drive that contains your OS, and the second is basically a storage drive.

When you share a folder on the storage drive, you can't access it from other machines.

When you share a folder on the OS drive, you CAN access it from other machines.

Correct?



ALso, can you post the contents of your /etc/fstab file?

You are correct.
And I do not have a /etc/fstab file on either computer. I am guessing this is my problem.

hrddrv
June 24th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Ok I found it. I am a noob.
Here is the one that I am trying to access
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=796185a1-98a7-41f2-b9cc-5375834c6a4f / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=15d0c7e7-a27b-426a-a467-b164cb4febbf none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

And here is the one I am using to
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# -- This file has been automaticly generated by ntfs-config --
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
UUID=27e19653-9edd-4830-a77e-146bed8e4a28 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# Entry for /dev/sda5 :
UUID=2f681f44-9d14-4573-948b-34f551ee152e none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

hrddrv
June 24th, 2008, 12:19 PM
anyone else.

hrddrv
June 24th, 2008, 11:42 PM
So no one has any idea why I can't get to my other drive?

hrddrv
June 26th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Well I solved my problem. I thought the drive was formated ext3 but it was in fat32. So remember to make sure the drive is formated correctly.