I believe that fix is only related to Vista and Win7, but I don't currently have any Windows machines on my network for testing and it's about the only idea I have left for you at this point.
Here's my new fstab line:
Ans still getting "only root can mount" errorCode://mss-014588/church /media/Church cifs user=david,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,nounix,nobrl,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
Thank you for these very thoughful instructions. Unfortunately, I have found this general area of Ubuntu so annoying and fiddly that it has repeatedly made me give up on the whole thing and return to Windows, with its comparatively elegant 'map network drive' drop-down menu.
And still I get:Code:david@david-desktop:~$ sudo mount -a [sudo] password for david: Password: mount error(13): Permission denied Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) david@david-desktop:~$
Code:mount: only root can mount //mss-014588/church on /media/Church
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1186877 and http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1169149 both of which work more like your Windows shares do
This howto is geared to Linux style mounts. I wrote it this way so that it can work across the multiple environments that Ubuntu supports (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc). I did not write it because it was the only way you could mount shares in Linux. It does have some advantages and disadvantages. Some people feel that one of the disadvantages is that it requires some CLI use.
Code:sudo iptables -L
Last edited by dmizer; October 18th, 2009 at 11:11 AM.
Code:Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination