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DrDaveS
September 5th, 2010, 04:15 PM
I have recently set up an ubuntu installation on an old PC. After some fiddling with both it, and the windows 7 machine, I have managed to share all of my drives. However, when attempting to access them from ubuntu, only 2 of the 4 hard disk shares will mount, with the other 2 failing with a Unable to mount location, failed to mount windows share error message.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.
Dave

Jose Catre-Vandis
September 5th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Try here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1169149

or have a good read through this thread (although not quite what you are after:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605

Might help to shed some light?

Morbius1
September 5th, 2010, 06:01 PM
After some fiddling with both it, and the windows 7 machine, I have managed to share all of my drives. However, when attempting to access them from ubuntu, only 2 of the 4 hard disk shares will mount, with the other 2 failing with a Unable to mount location, failed to mount windows share error message.Only 2 of the 4 Win7 shares will mount from Ubuntu?

It doesn't sound like a Samba or a networking problem. It sounds like a Win7 permissions problem on 2 of the 4 directories you're sharing.

Are they all set up the same way on Win7.