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.
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 on a dell latitude c500/c600 and running 9.10 and have a maxtor 160 gb external hd that wont mount right. it shows up in / but when i click on it i get the error message:unable to mount location can't mount file. could someone give a suggestion to get this to work.
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 just installed Linux Mint Debian Edition on my friend's laptop. The biggest problem is getting his iPhone 4 to mount. On libimobiledevice.org it shows a cool video of a guy managing his iPhone with Linux thanks to libimobiledevice. libimobiledevice.org also says libimobiledevice supports the iPhone 4. But when he plugs it in, he gets an error that says:
Quote: Unable to mount location: Unhandled Lockdown error (-5) It's a serious issue and needs to be resolved ASAP. ***EDIT*** If this is a hardware topic, any mods can feel free to move it.
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 a problem in my ubuntu 10.01 that it can't load a drive/volume in ubuntu. When I tried, it said: "Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount: /dev/sda1: can't read superblock". And when I boot my pc with 'Windows', it said : "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" under a blue screen. What can I do to solve this problem?
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 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 some shared folders on my laptop, most of which I can access from any other machine in the house. But one returns an error every time from any PC. I open the Places menu, select network, choose the machine and get a set of shared folders. But when I try to open this one I get an error message "Unable to mount location. Failed to mount Windows Share". All the machines are running Ubuntu 9.04 or better. No problem with any other shared folder, and the permissions are the same for all.
I worked around it by creating another folder, copying everything across, and sharing it with the usual perfect result.
I am having problems sharing my external hard drive.
It is plugged into my Ubuntu LTS media centre computer and is just a standard USB Seagate HDD. It works fine when I access it from the same computer it is plugged into, both in Ubuntu and Windows machines.
I have set it up as a shared resource using the shares-admin app and at the same time, shared the home folder of that machine. I can access the home folder fine from my laptop over the network but when I try to access the external HDD, I get the following error msg: 'Unable to mount location - failed to mount Windows share'.
My laptop has the same OS as the media centre - Ubuntu LTS 10.04 Lucid. I am trying to access the share via Places > Network. I'm not sure why it comes under Windows shares because neither machine has Windows on. The network is a Wi-fi home network.
I have two Windoze 7 laptops (i know, i'm evil) one Windoze Vista desktop, one Android 7" tablet, one Windows mobile 6.1 PDA and one Ubuntu 10.10 laptop. everything can read and write to everything except for the Ubuntu machine. i Can't see the Ubuntu machine from windoze or the droid, and like wise, my windoze and droid can not see the Ubuntu laptop. I keep getting the error "UNABLE TO MOUNT LOCATION", "Failed to retrieve share list from server."
this is what I have tried. Followed about 20 videos on you tube (to no avail.) Edited my smb.conf file (to no avail.) Uninstalled then reinstalled samba (to no avail.) Smashed my head into the screen several times (to no avail.)I was able to get 9.10 & 10.4 working O.K. But 10.10 has got me stumped. I did a search through this forum, but nothing seems to work. I don't restart Samba, I restart the laptop (better?)
i have 2 systems one is ubuntu 10.10,another windows xp,both are connected on samelan i installed samba in ubuntu 10.10 i want access sharing folder from ubuntu(one desktop) ,which is(sharing folder was ) in windowsxp(another desktop) and vice versa(reverse) i click places>network,here 'windows network ' when i click this 'windows network ,2 folder are there like 'MSHOME','WORK GROUP'. my windows xp system was (mycomputer>right click>computer nametab>here showing 'work group=MSHOME'
Have a home network consisting of a Desktop and a Laptop Both Running 10.4. The desktop has a usb hard drive attached that contains all files music, videos, photos etc. Have gone in and set up the share of the drive in the desktop and changed all the permissions etc. When I open network on the laptop the hard disk is visible but when i double click to access I get the following error message: "Unable to mount location" "failed to mount windows share"
on 10.04 I clicked to share my music folder with the network (other computer also having 10.04) and it installed samba for me. I restarted expecting to find sharing working as it had on the other computer by doing the exact same thing. But for some strange reason I can't access the shares on either computer through the network workgroup. It just says "Unable to Mount Location".
Running Ubuntu 10.04 and I'm trying to re-install Mac OSX back onto my MBP. I'm running competely off of GRUB and I have no other partitions for any other OSs running. Popped in my MAC OS CD and came up with this error.
Unable to mount location Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: block device /dev/sr0 is write-prtected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
How should I go about with removing Ubuntu, and re-installing MAC OSX?
I installed Ubuntu 10.10 in a Sony Booknote (old one) everything works but the Floppy. Just for a couple application I need the floppy drove to work. I have try couple things but still not working. I can see the floppy (in Computer) and it runs/spins the media but it does not mount it.... I can't write or read form it.
i try install fedora 10 from cd live. But i can't. the partitions are unable to mount. i recive a message:
DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error. No Reply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
And from windows boot, and works. why no mount if the live-cd did this?
I have noticed that I am not the first one to have problems with samba and connecting to a Windows PC. I have read so many articles and I have tried a couple of things that seemed to make sense, but no luck.
I can connect from my Vista to my Ubuntu netbook remix, but not the other way around. I get the error message: "Unable to mount location", "failed to mount windows share" and I get "mount error 12 = Cannot allocate memory" in Smb4K.
There was a suggestion that "mount error 12 = Cannot allocate memory" indicated it was a problem originating in Vista, but the added registry values on my Vista PC that was suggested didn't change anything. I have also read and [URL] and implemented 3.1 and 3.2 but it made no difference either.
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 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 read that it is best to have a volume LVM set up to contain the BackupPC data that it generates when backing a machine(s) up. By default BackupPC stores the back up data in /var/lib/BackupPC and there is information on how to create a link to the new location and what to mount on the new dedicated LVM What I do not know is how to create a new LVM for the BackupPC files/data on the machine I have. Currently I have a machine running fedora 15 64 bit. It has BackupPC installed via yum but I have not run it as yet. I believe that I have the necessary dependencies installed The machine has two hard drives, one a 80 GB and the other a 500 GB. Currently Gparted is showing;
/dev/sdb1 ext4 /Boot 500MiB /dev/sdb2 Lvm2 74.04 GiB (in properties it says it is not mounted) /dev/sdb1 Lvm2 465.76 GiB (in properties it says it is not mounted)
When the machine was loaded with Fedora it was set up as 1 partition and was just a standard out of the box Fedora install accepting the defaults. how do i go about setting up a LVM that I can expand later if necessary to hold the BackupPC data? I saw in one post some where that person call the group Main. how to" or provide a set by set guide as to how to achieve this. Or provide advise o the best way to set the machine up. I do not intend to run anything else on the machine. It is there to back up a server (Fedora 14), A general use machine machine (Fedora 15) and a windows machine (XP).
I have a mount called on /home for /dev/sda12..I want to mount /dev/sda12 onto /backup..I tried to do this by changing things in the fstab file i.e. i replaced /home with /backup. This change caused boot up problems and I had to change my fstab file back to get going again.
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
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. 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.