Ubuntu Networking :: Samba Share : Get An Error Message "unable To Mount Location, Failed To Mount Windows Share"?
Jan 22, 2011
I have installed ubuntu 10.10 and the Samba addon to configure my shares to my Windows terminals.This is what I got
Firewall off (utf disabled)
Internal Sata /dev/sda1 (EXT4 FS)
External USB HDD /dev/sdb1 mounted at /media/SG1500GB (EXT4 FS)
I have two shares
1. //home/test - Which I can see and access with no problems (can't write to it though even though I set the share as writable?, but, I can read from it). This is available to everyone. My windows terminal can see this folder and access it. This is on my main 80GB internal drive /dev/sda1.
2. //media/SG1500GB/Music. I set this up for everyone full access and I can see it at all my Windows machines but,I can't get into the folder. Windows keeps giving me an error stating network path not found.I also try to access it via the Nautilus (Places/Network/system/music) and get an error message "unable to mount location, Failed to mount windows share". This drive is mounted per the disk utility.
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.
I have been trying to share folders from my main PC which is running Ubuntu 10.04. I have been able to figure out Samba enough to get my a couple of folders shared, but I have been unable to share any folders which are on my external harddrive. After entering the path in my smb.conf file they appear on the network but I am unable to navigate to them. When trying to navigate to them through the network folder on the pc they are actually connected to I get an "Unable to mount location: Failed to mount windows share" dialog box. On the windows pc I am trying to share with I get, "Windows cannot acces \Josh-Desktop ame of folder"
My smb.conf file looks like this:
That folders I cannot access are Music and Videos.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 running Ubuntu v10.04 with a wireless card.My desktop is a Dell Optiflex running WinXP.The desktop is connected via ethernet cable to a Linksys wireless router. Certain folders on the desktop are set for sharing. Up until early last week I was able to access the desktop folders from the laptop with no issues.Suddenly I am now getting this error "Unable to mount location Failed to mount Windows share" whenever I try to access the desktop folders from the laptop.I suspect an upgrade is the culprit, but not sure.
im trying to get a network setup i followed the instruction via gentoo wiki samba what i have done
then i did chmod 777 to the shared folders on both machines went into nautilus it sees the folder but it will not mount the folder showing the error msg:"unable to mount location failed to mount windows share" ive been searching unbuntu forums opensuseforums and google for an answer to this issue but as of right now anything that i have tried to do has failed and nothing seems to be working.
i'm trying to connect to the three other machines in my house but am having quite a hard time doing so. i've never had a problem in the past with ubuntu, but, with 9.1 and windows 7, things have gotten a bit harder. i'm running 9.1 and my roommates are running windows 7. i've installed, set up and configured samba and i can see the computers on my network, but any time i try to access either of the drives, it says unable to mount location: failed to mount windows share.
I have a computer running Ubuntu 10.10. I am using it to share many hard drives connected to it. I am using Samba. I have successfully shared many folders to one Windows user. I am attempting to share other folders within the shared folders to another user as read only but have not had any success. When I attempt to connect to one of the shares from another computer running Ubuntu 10.10, logged into an Administrator account with the same username and password which I setup on the Samba share I get the error: "Unable to mount location" "Failed to mount Windows share"
I have recently put Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a lab computer for use as a file server, but I cannot seem to get our Windows computers to see the Ubuntu share or vise versa.
I right clicked the folder, said share, and did the samba install.I edited the samba smb.conf file per the discussions here, I edited the nsswitch.conf file per the discussion here, I installed winbind, I disabled the firewall, and I rebooted and tried tearing down the share and re-sharing. Nothing seems to work. When I try to access the folders on the windows computers, I get "Failed to retrieve share list from server". When I try to access the ubuntu machine from Windows I get nothing. I have done a ping from each machine to the other and they have no trouble. As far as I know there are no firewalls between the two computers as the Windows computers can see each other's shares just fine and I've never had issues with ports getting blocked with any of our experiments.
The workgroup for all of the Windows machines is UEDA_LAB and I made that change in smb.conf as well as putting the computer name love218-legolas.
I have attached my smb.conf and nsswitch.conf files.
My main goal is to get the ubuntu folder seen by the Windows computers (for read/write/etc) so that it can be used as a file server.
My network was running happily with no problems. After clicking "Places," then "Network," I double-clicked "Windows Network." My wife's laptop appeared merrily ready to be clicked. I browsed through and accessed the "Public" folder. Ubuntu auto-mounted the "Public" folder on the Windows Vista machine to the desktop.
THE REASON:I wanted to change the icon to a disk so it would mimic a "mapped" drive like in Windows. I right-clicked the shared folder mounted on the desktop, clicked "Properties," and then clicked the picture of the folder. I then clicked through to "/usr/share/icons/Human/scalable/devices" and selected the "drive-harddisk.svg" icon. The icon changed and I could still browse. I unmounted and re-mounted the folder with no problems, then changed back the disk to the regular folder icon.
THE PROBLEM: After restarting the computer, if I click "Places," then "Network," then double-click "Windows Network," I'm greeted with the following error message: Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server.
WORKAROUND: Opening Firefox and typing smb://IP-of-wife's-laptop shows the share list. I can open and access the "Public" folder no problem.
My network has several machines on it. They are all connected to a single router. Two of the machines are running Windows Vista, one Windows XP and one Fedora 11. When I go to places.network, I see an icon that says Windows Network. If I click on it, I get the message: Unable to mount location, Failed to retrieve share list from server. When I had Ubuntu running on this machine, I had no problem seeing and connecting to the Windows Vista machine.
I want to install my printers onto this laptop. Both (2 laserjets-named "hplj2200" and "BrotherHL3040color")are "locally connected" via USB to a PC in another room (winxp pro) windows network is "workgroup" PC with printers attached is "philmainpc". Places>Network instantly sees WINDOWS NETWORK, click > WORKGROUP click> opening network> Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list. System>Admni>Printing>ADD>Network Printer>Windows Printer via Samba>Browse> workgroup philmainpc Doubleclick, wait for awhile and then nothing. I have tried manually typing in smb box "workgroup/philmainpc/"shared name of printer" and again nothing. In synaptic manager I added smbfs etc.
I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Player and wish to access my Windows files inside Ubuntu. When I go to Place -> Network there exists a folder called Windows Network. When I try to open it I get the message: Unable to mount location: Failed to retrieve share list from server
My network was running happily with no problems. After clicking "Places," then "Network," I double-clicked "Windows Network." My wife's laptop appeared merrily ready to be clicked. I browsed through and accessed the "Public" folder. Ubuntu auto-mounted the "Public" folder on the Windows Vista machine to the desktop. All was well.
I wanted to change the icon to a disk so it would mimic a "mapped" drive like in Windows. I right-clicked the shared folder mounted on the desktop, clicked "Properties," and then clicked the picture of the folder. I then clicked through to "/usr/share/icons/Human/scalable/devices" and selected the "drive-harddisk.svg" icon. The icon changed and I could still browse. I unmounted and re-mounted the folder with no problems, then changed back the disk to the regular folder icon.
After restarting the computer, if I click "Places," then "Network," then double-click "Windows Network," I'm greeted with the following error message:
Unable to mount location. Failed to retrieve share list from server.
WORKAROUND: Opening Firefox and typing smb://IP-of-wife's-laptop shows the share list. I can open and access the "Public" folder no problem.
I have two computers running Ubuntu 9.10, both have one shared folder. These were set up via Nautilus.
On computer 1 I can see and use the shared folder of computer 2 just fine.
On computer 2 I can NOT see the shared folder of computer 1 anymore since recently. I has worked in the past.
Some more information: the name of computer 1 is "daniel", the share name is "gedeeld". So the address of the shared folder of computer 1 would be smb://daniel/gedeeld/ Opening this address in Nautilus works fine on computer 1 (that shares the folder), but results in an error on computer 2.
Error: failed to mount Windows share. Please select another viewer and try again.
I would love to dump most of my Windows boxes in favor of Ubuntu but I am a little weary. My concerns are the following:
1. I can live without most of my Windoze software but there are a couple of programs that I may need to have. I looked at Wine but I am not sure how this works or if it works with all Win installs. Do I actually run my win install and install the win app on my Ubuntu box?
2. I can see my Windows 7 workgroup along with the boxes but everytime I try to connect I get the following error "Unable to mount location" - "Failed to retrieve share list from server". I have tried everything including creating a share on the Windows box with full permissions. (Oh, the boxes that I cannot connect to are Win 7 64 bit, I can actually connect to my Win XP 32 bit box).
3. Will I be able to use all of my files that I have created on on my Windows machines whether 32bit or 64bit?
4. I am actually a MS developer. Is there any way to run SQL Server with Ubuntu?
I have had a Dlink 323 network file server for some time. After first getting it going, it has worked fine on both my Ubuntu computers and my Windows machines including a dual boot Ubuntu machine / Vista box. Recently, a problem has appeared that started at about the same time. The Ubuntu machines give me the "Unable to mount location, Failed to retrieve share list from server" error message. The Windows machines still work fine. This message can be caused by a number of problems. I suspect that this time was caused by a update. The linux machines are 11.04 and 10.10.
I've just loaded a laptop with Ubuntu 10.04, and I am unable to mount a samba share from an older Red Hat server. The problem first occurred when I tried using "Places -> Network" or "Places -> Connect to server", and the server's log gives me something like this
[2010/08/03 15:40:38, 1] auth/auth_server.c:check_smbserver_security(363) password server 10.100.1.2 rejected the password: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE [2010/08/03 15:40:38, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(319)
After latest updates on Ubuntu 9.10 desktop today - network connection to Samba share on a network drive have stopped working. I'm getting following error in Nautilus Error: Failed to mount Windows share Please select another viewer and try again.
I'm trying to connect to the other computers on the network in my house, but, when I try to view the main file folders it tells me "unable to mount location: failed to mount windows share" I've looked everywhere I can think of and have done everything they've told me to do, and I still can't get it to work.
I am not able to configure nfs mounted disk for shareing samba. i have a server X. which configure samba for windows XP client this is done. now i have export X server samba share disk to mount Y server using nfs. this is mount and ok. but i don't share this disk using Y server samba configure.
I've began to work on getting my access control, set up properly on my server, and want to create a "my documents" folder for each user I add. I do not want it being part of the home directory and have read everything and still can't seem to get it to work. I've got a second drive that is mounted at /private on my server, with a folder that is underlying on it call users and groups. Then from there is has the exact unix username that I set up in Users and Groups. Ex. /private/user/gary . With Samba, I added the following code:
[My Documents] guest ok = no comment = %u's Documents
I've tried using %u,%U,%S, and the normal username and of all of them, it will only work with the username. I've even used force user. added root to the valid users list and it still gives me access denied or the multiple connections to a single share with multiple user names prohibited but nothing is mounted on this share. On Webmin, it doesn't show any connections to the share. I'm rather at a stumped state in which is frustrating me, because I want to have this so when I go from my desktop to my laptop I have "My Documents" On either unit. Security on the server is set to User because I've searched to see if I can't find a way to make shares visible by a guest but read only to them and when I access them from my log in to make it read write using the "Share" option.
i've been trying to network with the other computers that are in the house so that we can share music and pictures and what not, but, everytime i try to view one of their computers it says unable to mount location failed to mount windows share.
i hav configured samba share in RHEL 5.4 , it can be accessable from other linux machine but i want to access it from windows machine, how can i do it? i also want want to know that in RHEL my partitions are in ext3 format, so how can windows can detect this partition, Is samba share is independent of filesystem on either machines
case2:--- i hav configured samba on windows server 2008 , how can i mount it on linux machine
It's been awhile since I posted anything which is a good sign my install has been working well and I have been able to handle most everything. However, I'm not able to handle this issue. I recently installed F11 and everything went well. But, when trying to see my other computers on the local network, I cannot. I receive this error message: Unable to mount location Failed to receive shared list from server. I understand the message as it is obvious, but do not know how to fix it.