View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem with SAMBA

December 5th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Hi all,
I have Ubuntu Server 8.04 (with Desktop environment)

I have installed SAMBA n SMBCLIENT and SMBFS
I made a folder and added at smb.conf

comment = I disk
path = /var/i
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
read list = @IREAL
write list = @IREAL
read only = no
create mask = 0775
directory mask = 0775

This works fine for other computers with windows XP on the network.

Now I want to mount for an UBUNTU Desktop 8.04 this folder
and i type

sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=ireal // /mnt/i
and I get an Error 8 no such device or address

note that at the my places section under Network smb: i can see the Ubuntu server 8.04 under the IREAL workgroup but i can not open it or see any of its contents

how can i fix this?

December 5th, 2008, 03:52 PM
This (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=288534) How-To might help.

December 5th, 2008, 03:55 PM
The link you providd doesn't work

December 5th, 2008, 05:30 PM
you havent specified password mount -t smbfs -o username=<name>,password=<passwd> //sambashare /mountpoint

December 5th, 2008, 05:52 PM
I fixed the link - it's also the same one as in my sig.

December 6th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I fixed it I think its a bug that ubuntu samba has. computer name cannot be the same as for the workgroup name. I had workgroup IREAL and Host name IREAL (in windows XP I could double click on the IREAL workgroup and then dble click on IERAL computer and view its contents but from the Ubuntu desktop under smb://ireal/ (which was the workgroup) a double click on Ireal pc had as a result the same path

thank you all for your replies
glad to join the community