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    Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    Hi all

    If this is the wrong forum, apologies.

    Have a LAN with a mix of Windows boxes, a Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and now a Ubuntu Desktop 13.10

    The Ubuntu server has USB drives attached and the following notes relate to connecting to the USB drives through the 'Connect to Server' dialog from another Ubuntu server.

    # To access another server's USB drive(s)
    # Home Folder > File > Connect to Server...
    # Server: econel
    # Type: Windows share
    # Share: Share name
    # Domain: WORKGROUP
    # User name: user
    # Password: password

    # Check 'Remember this password'

    # Connect and save as Bookmark

    However the 'Connect to Server' dialog in 13.10 desktop does not have anywhere to enter the data.

    Is it possible to create a string containing the required data, please?

    TIA

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    You may get more help here.

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    cariboo907

    Thanks for the redirection

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    In 13.10 it has been split into 2 dialogs - you enter the server details in the 1st one, then when you press Connect a second dialog will pop up asking for the remaining data

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    steeldriver

    Thanks for you reply

    The first connection string is:-
    Code:
    smb://econel/
    The second dialog is a list of shares on the server without the facility to enter any further data.

    All the conventional shares allow access as they do not require credentials.

    Selecting a share that is a USB device produces the messagebox error message:-
    Unable to access location

    Failed to mount Windows share: Permission denied
    Credentials are theoretically not required for the USB drives, either.

    Linux Mint has the full dialog and works as expected so why not Ubuntu Desktop?

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    The file manager of Linux Mint is different from the file manager of Ubuntu 13.10.

    On the URL bar of the file manager in Ubuntu 13.10 type:
    Code:
    sftp://user@IPaddress
    You'll be asked for the credentials and automatically be directed to the home folder of that user.
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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    nerdtron

    Thanks for your reply.

    Your suggestion indeed takes you to the home folder of the server.

    So how do you navigate to a Windows share accessible as './media/sharename'?

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    EDIT: Completely misunderstood your earlier post.

    As far as the usb devices are they formatted to NTFS?

    What are the permissions of /media/sharename?
    Code:
     ls -al /media/sharename
    Last edited by Morbius1; March 7th, 2014 at 06:03 PM.

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    Morbius1

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, formatted to NTFS

    folder permissions are :- drwx------

    except root which is :- drwxr-xr-x

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    Re: Connection string to Ubuntu Server from Ubuntu Desktop

    Try this first:

    In Connect to Server enter the server/share this way:
    Code:
    smb://username@econel/sharename
    You will be prompted for a password.

    This issue here is not a samba error but a Linux permissions error. The way I suggest above will work if the owner of the mounted partition is "username". If not then we need to fix the share definition so that you can access the share. For that we need the output of the following command:
    Code:
    testparm -s

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