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February 15th, 2011, 08:44 PM

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a VMWare Virtual machine under Windows Vista. Everything so far has gone amazingly smooth, but now here is my first problem:

I can access the windows host PC using "network" in the file browser. However, I need to access it from the terminal (actually I have to connect to an SVN repository on the network path). When I switch to that network path in the file brower, then its location (under properties) is specified as


I guess I have to somehow mount this path into my file tree to access it over the terminal. I tried some mount command but without success. Basically my problem is that I don't know how to address this network location in the mount command. The above "smb:" syntay does not seem to work ...
Can anybody point me into the right direction?

Thanks Alot!

February 15th, 2011, 09:41 PM
Ok, after trying another hour I got it to working using the explicit IP address (found with nmblookup):

sudo mkdir /mnt/svn
sudo mount.cifs // /mnt/svn