View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mount a NAS graphically

July 9th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Can I mount a WD My Book World Edition NAS in Ubuntu 11 without extensive terminal work? The NAS has a static ip, it can be ping'd from Ubuntu, and my Windows machines access it just fine, no passwords required.

I have not been able to find a way to make this work. Nothing against the terminal per se, it's just still a little too unfamiliar and I keep hitting error road blocks on this one.

Can it be done simply with Gnome? With Nautilus? How?

July 9th, 2011, 09:26 PM
What happens if you go to: Nautilus > Network > Windows Network

Can you not see the NAS?

July 9th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Nothing. Not even if I check 'show hidden files'.

July 10th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Open up a terminal and type:

nautilus smb://ip-address-of-the-NAS-device

If you connect bookmark it.

If you can't, post the error messages it gives you.

July 10th, 2011, 01:48 AM
Wow! That's it! Thanks.