View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mounting SMB NAS drive

May 11th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Pulling my hair out with this one.

It used to work in Ubuntu 7.10, but after a complete format ad upgrade, it doesn't want to play.

The local ip for the share is, no username or pass needed.

I've tried:

sudo smbmount // /home/kris/shared/ -o username=guest,password=

sudo mount -t cifs // /home/kris/shared/ -o username=guest,password=

sudo mount -t smbfs // /home/kris/shared/

sudo mount.cifs // /home/kris/shared/ -o username=guest,password=

And countless variations found in forums.

Almost every time I try, I'm met with the following error:

mount error(5): Input/output error
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)

No help found in manual :/

May 11th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Please see the second link in my sig :)

May 11th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Added nounix and it worked :)

Just out of curiosity, what does nounix do?

May 11th, 2009, 02:44 PM
The nounix option disables unix file extensions. This facilitates cross platform file sharing over samba.