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    CIFS/SMBFS not mounting windows share

    This is confusing. I set up a directory to be shared on my win7 machine. I'd like to mount it on a linux box, not just connect through the network (can't upload pics from a network drive...).

    when adding lines to fstab,
    " //Drew-pc/d /home/drew/pc cifs uid=drew,user=drew,password=_password_ "
    will get me an icon labeled "pc" in the devices area, but when I click on it all I get is "mount: only root can mount //Drew-pc/d on /home/drew/pc"

    using SMBFS in fstab wouldn't even get the "pc" device to show up, so I figure that's a lost cause.

    I've been googling like a mofo, but I haven't seen anything about mounting as root. What the heck am I missing, here?

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    Re: CIFS/SMBFS not mounting windows share

    Quote Originally Posted by drewciferpike View Post
    This is confusing. I set up a directory to be shared on my win7 machine. I'd like to mount it on a linux box, not just connect through the network (can't upload pics from a network drive...).

    when adding lines to fstab,
    " //Drew-pc/d /home/drew/pc cifs uid=drew,user=drew,password=_password_ "
    will get me an icon labeled "pc" in the devices area, but when I click on it all I get is "mount: only root can mount //Drew-pc/d on /home/drew/pc"

    using SMBFS in fstab wouldn't even get the "pc" device to show up, so I figure that's a lost cause.

    I've been googling like a mofo, but I haven't seen anything about mounting as root. What the heck am I missing, here?
    can you not just use the mount command?

    Code:
    sudo mount <server>:/dir /local/dir
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    Re: CIFS/SMBFS not mounting windows share

    Quote Originally Posted by drewciferpike View Post
    This is confusing. I set up a directory to be shared on my win7 machine. I'd like to mount it on a linux box, not just connect through the network (can't upload pics from a network drive...).

    when adding lines to fstab,
    " //Drew-pc/d /home/drew/pc cifs uid=drew,user=drew,password=_password_ "
    will get me an icon labeled "pc" in the devices area, but when I click on it all I get is "mount: only root can mount //Drew-pc/d on /home/drew/pc"

    using SMBFS in fstab wouldn't even get the "pc" device to show up, so I figure that's a lost cause.

    I've been googling like a mofo, but I haven't seen anything about mounting as root. What the heck am I missing, here?
    ... you need a separate .cifscredentials file for username and password, there is a pretty good manual here
    Last edited by Jacobonbuntu; September 1st, 2012 at 06:43 AM.

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    Re: CIFS/SMBFS not mounting windows share

    Have you installed smbfs? It is not installed as default, but is required for a fstab mount.

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