Fedora Networking :: Mounting Windows Share With Cifs?
Feb 10, 2009
Following instructions that I received from the Fedora 10 Guide, I recently edited my etc/fstab file so that I could auto mount my Windows share. It worked the first time, but when I rebooted, I noticed an error saying that Linux could not not unmount the cifs shares. Eventually it did reboot, but now I cannot mount the share at all from fstab. When I run the command #mount -a and then #mount, my share is shown to be mounted although I cannot access it and there is no link to it on the desktop like there was the first time it mounted. I basically want my Windows share to be permanently mounted with read/write permissions. My Distro is Fedora Core 10 64 bit. How can I resolve this issue?
Usually you put external mounts in the /mnt folder, then link there with a symbolic link if you want access from somewhere else. By keeping all of your mounts in /mnt its easier to manage them as your system and ability grow.
You need to make mounts as root. Mounts take the data in the target and put it on top of an existing folder. When you mount something on top of a folder whatever was there becomes invisible until you remove the mount on top of it. If there is a problem with a mount and it does not work, any writes to the mount will go to the folder underneath, and any data you expect to read from there will not exist.
In making a mount you should realize that the char requires an escape char in bash to show up in the final output to the command. The escape char is also . Therefore to show \ in a Windows command, you need to type \\. Also, spaces must be escaped once with .
You should substitute your ip or name for 10.10.9.5
Reminders: Make sure your Windows folder is shared read/write if you need to write to it.
You probably want to change permissions on /mnt/WindowsDocuments to 777
Tips:If you want a link from your desktop to your Windows "My Documents" folder you can now do this:
This will make a symbolic link to /mnt/Windows, and if you execute: ls -l ~/Desktop you should see the links information in the response
Finally, if you want to keep a local backup of what's on the windows box in a local folder you could do:
The ~ char is shorthand for /home/<uername> and represents your home folder.
The result of the rsync command is to make a copy of WindowsDocs (which points to your mount at /mnt/WindowsDocuments which is linked to your Windows machine shared 'My Documents' folder) and put it into ~/WindowsDocumentsBackup
As always, make use of the man command if you get confused or the info command for more detail. ie man rsync
I've to make a Windows 2000 share on my Server Linux CentOS 5.1 with all the updates installed with yum. I've a directory on a Windows 2000 that contains some images for a catalogue. I have my internet site on CentOS 5.1 with a Apache - Mysql - PHP web server. I have to mount my directory on a share in /mnt/catalogueimages and made a symbolic link from my /var/www/html/mysite/catimages to this samba share.
This is what I do following your guide a this link: [URL] I have placed in my /etc/fstab this line: //SERVER/C/Catalogue /mnt/catalogueimages cifs user,username=Administrator,password=,uid=apache,gid=apache 0 0 My Windows 2000 server have no password.
After that I made the symbolic link: ln -s /mnt/catalogueimages /var/www/html/mysite/catimages All it's OK.
The problem is that I can't see the images via browser. I have tried also to put some images in the directory /mnt/catalogueimages, deleting the mount point, in order to see if the problem was in apache: the images are visible via browser. Why I don't reach to see the images mounted with samba?
We recently moved to a new home and I am trying to get my home file/print server set up again. Thanks to swerdna's excellent website, I got my server box (just upgraded from 11.0 to 11.2) running Samba and serving my shares over the network, and my "client" machines can access them without a problem.However, I'm not having much luck setting up CIFS mounts on my Linux desktop. I have my all-purpose user added to the Samba auth list (via smbpasswd), and configured my client as swerdna's howto's specify, and I can access the files just find. However, when I try to mount the shares with this command:
Code: mount -t cifs -o username=klein,password=klein //192.168.1.70/sharedmedia /home/zak/SharedMedia/ I get the following error:
I'm trying to mount some CIFS shares (NetApp) to my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop (64-bit).I am mounting it as a domain user with admin rights and full control over the share.ter mounting it as root, all the files are owned by root and I can't modify them from my non-root user.Here is how I am mounting the share:
mount -t cifs -o domain=example,username=example-user,password=mypassword //myfiler.example.com/myshare$/mydir /mnt/myshare/
This share is a qtree under a volume with security type set to NTFS. (Although I have also tried security type = Mixed) We don't configure user-level access to shares on the filer, we create directories and lay down permissions on those from the Windows side. (Although I have tried explicitly adding my domain user to the access list for the share)
I've been trying for a while mounting a EMC NAS share on linux. As far as I know the NAS share behaves just like a regular windows share, so the mount process should be very similar. On the NAS server, the disc "Disc1" is shared, and I need to mount a sub-subfolder of that share. This is my line in /etc/fstab:
I need to mount a windows share on my OpenSUSE 11.3. I get it using the mount.cifs command (by itself or using cifstab), but only root can rw file. I try the uid/gid parameters (also using forceuid) and the file_mode/dir_mode parameters, but I get the same behavior: all files and directory with rwxr-xr-x permissions and root/root (user/group). I read the whole section FILE AND DIRECTORY OWNERSHIP AND PERMISSIONS in man mount.cifs but nothing works.
I cannot mount my windows share automatically with fstab and have the files be R/W. They are only mounted as read-only.I have tried several dozen commands in the fstab file with many mount points and different users. The share is on a Windows 2000 server, but NOT a domain controller.Thing is, using the Places|Connect To Server|Windows Server menu selection, it works fine. And when I use that, the share shows up on the desktop. However, in some programs I cannot see the share in the open/close dialog boxes. I can however go to /mnt/server to see them if I mount them in fstab. The files just open as "read only" that way however.Have tried... on last line of fstab mount command.....rw option, +777 option, using IP address of server, using server name.
Same result (as fstab) if I do a manual mount command, then a mount -a. Mounts Ok, just as "Read only". ex: sudo mount -t smbfs //192.168.1.xxx/sharename /media/server -o username=xxxxxx,password=xxxxxxxxThis has been the case with Ubuntu 8.04 until my current one, 9.10. Ubuntu (if you are listening) really needs to make this easier. It truly is basic network stuff that for some reason is rather difficult to do. Read only access is not actual network access and my other option (having to manually connect via the drop-down menu) each time I boot up is a pain.What is different about that "connect to server" option on the menu that makes it work? It'd be great if there was a check box there that said "remember this connection". Then all would work fine.
We have a computer here with stuff on it we all use. If I load up my Windows XP VM and open it through My Network Places it loads up just fine. In Ubuntu Nautilus complains that it cant mount the share. If I do:
I have a network PC running Win7 that u use for storage of all my media; movies, music and pictures.I can connect and use the share just fine using the "connect to server" option under places menu.I think i need to modify the fstab file but I am not familiar enough with it to do this.Have searched other threads for help but I am doing something wrong.HP Laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 connecting to a win7 share through a router.
We have a Windows server at work that has several shared directories. For whatever reason the lab administrator has required clear-text passwords for it. There is a registry tweak for Windows boxes. Nautilus can't mount shares because it is trying to use an ecrypted password. Ironically enough the Windows VM I have running in Virtual Box can mount the shares.... smbclient can see the server and shares if I specify a clear-text password option.
Does anyone have any good articles on mounting a Ubuntu volume as an iSCSI share on a windows box? Originally I was just going to use a SAMBA share but it turns out samba has issues with my lan security. So I thought since all I really want to do is create the share on my backup server that an iSCSI device would do. Been using the following article with limited success... [URL]
Q: How can I allow my users to mount a cifs share without an entry in fstab in OpenSuse 11.4?
I have an answer myself. Until OpenSuse 11.2 I could mount my samba shares by making mount.cifs and umount.cifs setuid root. Today I installed OpenSuse 11.4. Unfortunately mount.cifs isn't anymore allowed to be setuid due to security concerns. Security is not an issue in my case, so I copied the mount.cifs and umount.cifs from 11.2 to make it work again:
1. Download cifs-mount-3.4.2-220.127.116.11.x86_64.rpm from this repository (I use 64 bit): "http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/suse/x86_64/" 2. Extract the files mount.cifs and umount.cifs from the rpm and copy them to /sbin 3. Make them setuid root:
Code: linux-y5qw:~ # chmod u+s /sbin/mount.cifs linux-y5qw:~ # chmod u+s /sbin/umount.cifs 4. Mount your cifs shares as a normal user:
I'm trying to automatically mount a windows share in a Fedora 12 instance (FC12).When I manually mount things work:mount -t cifs //nas01/servers -o username=guest,password=myPassword /mnt/nas01/serversIf I update /etc/fstab with the following://nas01/servers /mnt/nas01/servers cifs username=guest,password=myPassword 0 0Nothing happens after reboot. The thing that has me baffled is after a reboot if I run:mount -aThe share is mounted.
I have a FreeNAS server running CIFS shares. I just tried out Deja Dup on my home directory and backed it up to my CIFS share. This is about 200gb worth or so, I believe.After it was done, I went to browse into the directory. I've restarted the CIFS service on the server, rebooted the server, and rebooted Ubuntu,I STILL cannot browse my directory. It says:Sorry, could not display all the contents of "jason": Invalid argument.Yet I can SSH into it and do an ls listing and see all of the .tar.gz packages that Deja Dup created. Likewise, I can browse to it just fine in Windows.What is Ubuntu doing that it doesn't like to see these files? It's a huge, huge pain in the rear... How can I fix it?
I've mucked through and figured out how to mount a windows share. I can access the folders I was looking for, but the windows share was not what I thought it would be. I was looking for the specific shared folder. Instead I got a root level parent directory that included the folder I wanted, and a couple others.
smbclient -L <ipaddress> gives me a parent directory on the root
First question: Can I mount a specific folder within a share? Second question: Could somebody define share? I thought it was the specific shared folder, but that doesn't seem to be the case.
A few days ago I got this Ubuntu box (9.10) to connect to the Windows network in our house. Sharing printers and files. Life was good. But today, Places > Network > Workgroup tries to connect for about a minute then I get a "Unable to mount locations, Failed to retrieve share list from server" error. The only thing I recall changing at around the same time was adding Wine.
I'm trying to mount a Windows Server 2003 share in Fedora 13. With Fedora 8 and with RHEL 5.5 this works properly, but not with Fedora 13.
The mount point I'm using is /usr/eg
The symptoms are: Nautilus (the file browser) does not display the mount in the places or tree as a mounted drive. Using the file broser I can browse under file system down to the files on the server Programs cannot find the files under /usr/eg ie the files on the server.
I try to connect my Debian Jessie to my Windows share
This is what I have done:
-> 1 - create an .smbcredentials file located in my /home directory (with account / password and domain) -> 2 - implement /etc/fstab with information like that : //192.168.x.x/Animes/media/Animes cifs uid=toto,dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777,credentials=/home/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf800
and when I try to go on my windows share, I have this message:
An error occurred while accessing 'Home', the system responded: mount: only root can mount //192.168.x.x/Audio-Video-01 on /media/Audio-Video-01
I think about one thing, if uid=toto is different in fstab than my current debian account session name, it is possible the problem came because of that?
Hopefully this'll be an easy one (but I wasn't able to find any other posts with the exact same problem).I'm connecting to a large hard drive at work. I can mount perfectly fine. The following is the relevant line in my fstab file:
The problem is that when I try to cd to the correct directory, I get a permission denied error. I don't own the mount point, and there aren't general read/write permissions set. But if I change to superuser, I can access it no problem. I can read, write, make directories, etc. So the problem is with my computer--not the remote one.
Now, if I add the option uid=MYID, I can read and write just fine. The system makes me the owner of the directory on mounting. But that's not what I want--I'm trying to allow multiple users access to this file system. I want there to either be a neutral owner (e.g. root) with others having read/write access, or I want the owner of the mount point to be the user currently logged in.
I have looked at a LOT of forum posts and other sites trying to solve this problem but I have had no luck. I've seen the following:[URL].. I have an entry in my fstab that lets root mount a samba share on a Windows Server 2003 machine and gives users full read/write access to the share. The fstab entry looks like:
Code: //servername.net/share /mnt/share cifs rw,user,umask=000,username=someuser,noauto,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 However, when a normal user tries to mount the share they get one of two errors: 1. If I have /sbin/mount.cifs set to 777 Code: mount error(1): Operation not permitted Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) 2. If I have /sbin/mount.cifs set to +s
Code: mount error: permission denied or not superuser and mount.cifs not installed SUID Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I would go about getting a user able to mount this samba share?
After booting, the sda5 and sda8 mounts work fine, but the Windows shares haven't been mounted. If I enter the command: mount -a everything works fine. I don't know if this a timing issue, or something to do with the new systemd stuff, but it has happened in previous Fedora releases from time to time.
There are a couple of way to mount Samba shares, but I prefer using "autofs" which can mount them on the fly. Use the autofs daemon to have shares automatically mounted on demand. The netfs service (installed by default in Fedora) is not a daemon and can only mount shares on boot, (it can't mount them on demand).
* Install the autofs package:
Code: yum install autofs * Edit /etc/auto.master (the master map file), and comment out all lines (with #). This avoids conflicts with the CDROM (which is handled by Gnome), etc. Save the file. * Create a new file /etc/auto.cifs, with the contents of: Code: #!/bin/bash # $Id$
I have a Buffalo Drivestation (model HD-CELU2, 1tb) attached to my network.From my ubuntu desktop I can go to the menu, select "connect to server", put in the ip and share info, and it mounts perfectly.I can open the share and browse eadwrite, but when I try to mount it from a terminal or within fstab, it will still mount, but I cannot see any files that are on the drive. I have about 12gb of data on it, but like I said when I mount it using "mount -t cifs 192.x.x.x/share blah blah blah" I do not see any of the files.If I do a df I can see that the drive has files on it based on the free space available, but if I do an ls nothing shows.
Trying to figure out if there is a way to connect to a cifs share, and only being prompted for one password? ie using the following:
sudo mount -t cifs //goanna/neddy -o username=neddy,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 /mnt/neddy prompts twice for a password (sudo & the share password). Is there anyway to "catch" the sudo password for the connect? (Long shot!
I have a Hitachi SimpleNET adapter (entry-level NAS device) on a Seagate FreeAgent 1TB external HDD (formatted ext3). The NAS device is connected over 100MB/s ethernet to a Netgear Wireless G router. All other devices connect using Wireless G. The NAS runs embedded Linux on an ARM processor and it runs vsftpd and Samba for file transfers.
If I transfer a large file using an FTP client the transfer maxes out at around 2.5MB/s. For my purposes that's good enough, especially considering the Wireless G bottleneck. If I transfer a file from a Windows 7 client (using samba) I get around 2.2MB/s. I know the CIFS protocol has more overhead than FTP and the difference in speed isn't that noticeable.Any combination of Ubuntu and Samba results in me getting less than 1MB/s. I've tried mounting it through Nautilus (GVFS) and /etc/fstab. FTP from this same Ubuntu client gets around 2.5MB/s.
I don't have root access on the SimpleNET to change the smb.conf. I've made a few adjustments to the mount options with no success. how to either speed up 10.04 as a Samba client or mount a folder on an FTP server locally? I've tried both curlftpfs and FUSEFTP. With curlftpfs any write operation results in an I/O error and it crashes intermittently. With FUSEFTP I never got that far and couldn't even browse the folder.
am trying to sync data from Server A to Server B. The destination on Server B is a CIFS share and I need to preserve timestamps, permissions, etc. on all the data that I transfer. During the rsync process, I receive thousands of errors like the one below: rsync: chown "/LBDCASAN001/JasonHarper/files/1259810304676/2010-12-22-01-00-03/0x22/0xc8/0x43/0x0a" failed: Permission denied (13)
I'm not sure if it's related at all, but my mount point on Server B has the permissions set as: drwxr-xr-x 2 root root when it is unmounted. When I mount the CIFS share, the mount point permissions change to: drwxrws---+ 3 root root
Also, here is the line from my /etc/fstab that mounts the share: //X.X.X.X/LBXXXXX001 /LBXXXXX001 cifs username=LBXXXXX001,password=XXXXXXX!,uid=0,gid=0 0 0 When I perform the rsync, I'm authenticating to Server B from Server A as root.
There are a number of shares on the destination system; for the purposes of this thread I used D$ and F$ (corresponding to those partitions). These shares are mounted permanently via CIFS (entries in fstab) on the source system.Today I copied an ISO image of some 3.5 GB from source (S) to destination (D). md5sum on S gave a different checksum for the source ISO than that calculated by HashCheck Shell Extension for the destination ISO. I know some would argue that I shoud use the same md5sum programm for both images.
To circumvent that I 7zipped the ISO, verified it's integrity and copied that archive from S to D. Verification of the acrchive by the Win version of 7z failed.To see if it's a protocol problem I copied both ISO and archive of ISO to another D this time using sshfs (it's an Ubuntu server). Flawless copies.Then I copied both files to another Win-based server on the same network. Flawless copies.Mystified, I checked the partition's file system integrity (NTFS) where the errors occured. Minor inconsistencies (no errors according to chkdsk). So I copied both files again, once to another partition (D:) of the original D, once to that partition causing the error in the first place (F:).
(D:): archive corrupt, checksum okay (F:): this time around both okay.
What the hell can I do to nail down the problem?! I don't even know whether it's a problem of the source system or the destination.
I'm using cifs to mount windows share.I have created one credentials file and given the path in fstab to mount at boot time. Now i want to encrypt the credentials file and place that in the fstab file.But it is not accepting.. how to use encrypted file to use in fstab,so that normal users can not watch the credentials inside the file.
i switched from sabayon to Fedora13 some days ago, and now i encounter the problem, that some applications (XnView, XnViewMP, PFTrack so far) can't browse cifs network paths.This was working fine while on Sabayon.