Ubuntu Networking :: 11.04 - No Way To Access SMB Shared Drives Using Nautilus
May 7, 2011
After upgrade to 11.04 I have no way to access SMB shared drives using Nautilus. When I click on "Network / Windows Network" I have the message: "unable to mount location failed to retrieve list from server". Couple of remarks: This is a regression It's not only a "Windows" network - this label has to be renamed. The message does not help the average user at all - this is a geeky way of communicating with the end-user.
So, it took me a few years to come back to Linux. Had used it MANY years ago, and have been meaning to revisit it for some time now and finally have. Tried a couple other OSs that were just, frankly, garbage. But, not Ubuntu! So far, I haven't had any of the issues I've seen posted here. I decided to use my worst system as a test environment - an old Jetta Jetbook 9450. Loaded up with no problems, most noted none of the "searching for drivers" issue that I ran into with other OSs! All that being said, I do have one question - how do I get the laptop to join my network so that I can view my shared drives? In Windows, it's simply change WORKGROUP to my network name. Been flipping through the options, and I'm sure I may have overlooked it.
I have a home network consisting of a Desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate and a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. Nautilus won't allow me to open Windows shared folders from the browser by just clicking on the icons. That is to say, clicking on Network in the bookmark pane and opening Workgroup doesn't do anything. Sometimes I get a "can not mount: failed to retrieve share list from server" error, sometimes my Windows box just isn't visible at all. All my shared folders on the laptop are visible and rw accessible from the Windows desktop.
I should add that if I hit ctrl-L in Nautilus and manually enter "smb://<server-name>/share/" in the address bar, it mounts and opens the specified folder just fine. I have some of the folders already manually mounted to various locations in fstab.
I've found the issue with Games for Windows Live, and uninstalled that from the Windows computer. I'm not using firewalls on either computer for now to eliminate that as a possibility. Since the Ubuntu Laptop seems to be the one with the problem, I'll focus on that for now.
Code: $ nc -zv 192.168.1.100 445 Connection to 192.168.1.100 445 port [tcp/microsoft-ds] succeeded! $ nc -zv 192.168.1.100 139 Connection to 192.168.1.100 139 port [tcp/netbios-ssn] succeeded!
I'm looking to set up some kind of a server so my friends can access my music folder. I've managed to set it up so that users on my LAN can do this, but I can't figure out how to make this available on the internet. Is there an easy way to do this? how to set up an FTP server, but none of these tell me how to configure my router, or what IP address I will need to access the folder from the internet.
When I first start up my 2 computers once the network is established if I try to acces the Ubuntu shared folders from the Win XP machine I get this error:"\localhost not accessible. You might not have permission to usethis network resource.t the administrator of this server to findout if you have access permissions.You were not connected because aduplicate name exits on the network. Go to System in Control Panel tochange the computer name and try again."If I first access the Windows shared files and then go back to the Win machine I get the password prompt and all is well
Prior to upgrading from Karmic to Lucid I could access shared folders on my partners XP system. Now when I attempt to connect to the shared folder I am unable to see the folders.When I display the network I can see MSHOME but thereafter end up with the following :"Unable to mount locationFailed to retrieve share list from server"Strangely enough I am able to connect to another Lucid system easily enough from my laptop.In each instance both my Lucid systems and the XP one are connected via wireless and as far as I can see the setup on the XP system is networked OK.
I always find myself stuck when it comes to sharing folders across networks.
I just installed ubuntu on a pc, with 2 other pc's in my network - one runs Windows XP and the other Windows 7.
When I go to Network -> Windows Network -> WORKGROUP I can see both Windows computers. But when I try to open either one of them, it asks me for a username and password. Now, neither of the Windows machines have passwords (they just login automatically).
(I haven't used Ubuntu since the earlier versions and remember having to go through samba and set up config files, etc.).
Been using Ubuntu now almost 1 year and love it but I'm still mostly lost so I need someone to explain in great detail how to be able to access the My Documents folder on my LAN XP machine. I've been up and working fine for 6 or 8 months but all of the sudden (maybe it was an update package?) I get the following error message, after a long delay, when trying to access the shared folder:
Could not open location 'smb://office/my%20documents/'Failed to mount Windows share.I have set an icon on the top panel mapped to the XP machine and launched by launcher.
I've set up a laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 32bit and shared specific folders on my Win7 PC. Everything should work okay as they both can see each other, but when I try on Ubuntu to access the Win7 shared folder it asks me for username and password. In Win7 I'm always logged in as Administrator with no password set and Ubuntu won't let me connect to it leaving the password blank. It just keeps asking for my username/password over and over again without any kind of error message. It doesn't come up with 'access denied' or anything, it just keeps refreshing the username/password login/connect gui so I can't say which side of the fence the problem is occurring on though I suspect it's on the Ubuntu side.
Is it possible to change my current nautilus window to have sudo capabilities,? e.g. to delete locked files. It may be lazy but if it takes a lot of navigation then it would be handy to somehow activate sudo from the open window without the terminal command (gksudo nautilus) which always begins at root.
Installed Fedora 10 on my Downloader (just a name for the pc as its mainly used for torrent downloading) computer. But I cant access the fedora shared folder from my windows XP. Accessing XP shared folders from F10 is fine. I have another 2 computer where I have installed Ubuntu 8.10. I have no problem accessing either of the Ubuntu system from my XP computer. The F10 computer comes up fine on my Workgroup list of xp. I double click to go into the F10, a login window pops up and askes for username and password. I used the normal username and root / password to log in. But it keeps popping up for password again and again. BTW, Recently I Installed Win7 Beta on the Windows computer and Surprisingly I can access the Fedora 10 computer shared folder just fine from Win7. But I need to get it working under windows XP.
Here is my smb.conf file Code: # Global Settings [global] # Network Related Options # workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, e.g.: MIDEARTH # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field netbios name can be used to specify a server name not tied to the hostname. Interfaces lets you configure Samba to use multiple interfaces. If you have multiple network interfaces then you can list the ones. You want to listen on (never omit localhost). Hosts Allow/Hosts Deny lets you restrict who can connect, and you can specify it as a per share option as well
workgroup = THEMATRIX server string = Samba Server Version %v netbios name = MYSERVER ;interfaces = lo eth0 192.168.12.2/24 192.168.13.2/24 ;hosts allow = 127. 192.168.12. 192.168.13 .....
I have a Belkin router with an external HDD attached to it through the USB port on the router. Every time I try to access it, I get a popup asking for the username, domain name, and password. I have no idea how to gain access to it in Fedora. I can access it fine with windows XP and 7, but get the login screen when using Fedora. I can access my shared files on the xp machine just fine with fedora, but not the external on the router. Do I need to do some extra configuring with samba to get it to work? What is my domain password anyway, I don't ever remember setting one up? Is there a way to find out and just plug it in when the login screen pops up? I am clueless, I tried searching, but everything I come up with involves vpn, which I am not using. If it helps, I sometimes get a similar login screen in windows as well, usually when I first log into either my xp machine or my 7. Its not every time I log in, but it does occasionally happen, I have no idea why. Networking is just not my forte. What I do to get around it is go into a file browser and type in the network location (\192.168.1.1FreeAgent Drive). Once I have done this I can can access the drive by clicking on the map I created in 'My Computer'.
Currently I am using HP NAS box and we have installed HP Storage Works storage Mirroring on NAS for Replication. Windows 2008 is installed on this NAS box. I have shared a directory as NFS share on this NAS box and allow anonymous read and write access to all machines. I want to mount and access this NFS share directory on one LINUX machine and this Linux machine has Redhat 5.3 Enterprise edition.
1.The issue I am facing here is, I can mount the NFS share on my Linux machine successfully but I can not do read/write on this NFS share. Whenever I try to access this mounted NFS share, I always get error Permission denied. I can do any read/write operation on this mount point. Please provide the inputs to resolve this issue.
2.How do I mount NFS share with user credential and password? Can I share a directory as NFS share with user credential which I can use when I mount the share? 3.Is there any other way to access NFS share by using user authentication and password?
I have created a shared folder via nautilus. I can not access it, because it asks me for user name and password again and again. I'm sure both username and password are exactly right. But I can not access the folder. Only when I check "Allow guest user access" it will allow me to access my data, Which is not secure enough for me.
I've a question about a connection to a shared folder on a pc behind an ubuntu 10.04 server. The Ubuntu machine itself is behind a Cisco router. Cisco router has a nat 1-to-1 to Ubuntu machine with the static public ip x.y.x.z The Ubuntu machine has one only interfaces eth0 bridged with a virtual tap0 in the virtual br0 interface. This because on the Ubuntu machine is running OpenVPN in bridged mode. I want to reach a private share on the host 192.168.100.2 using the x.y.w.z static IP. Is that possibile? Ubuntu machine has no firewall running (I was not able to run shorewall firewall for now).
I have a Linux Box running Fedora 13, it has Samba installed, and I have configured it, I also have a Windoze 7 PC, I want to be able to access the Windoze PC's files from my Linux Box, and vice versa, but when I try to open the Windoze PC in the network on my Linux Box, it asks for my Username and Password, I enter them, the box goes away then pops back up asking for them again... and on the Windoze PC, I find my Linux on the network, open it, it asks for my username and password, I enter them, and it lets me in, but then when I try opening my shared folder, it gives me: "You do not have permission to access \LINUX Shared Folder. Contact your network administrator to request access".
I successfully installed Samba, but have problem with access to any shared folder on my secondary drive. If I try access secondary drive with admin user, everything is fine. If with another account try to access via samba to shared folder on partition with Ubuntu, everything is fine again. Every folder has set privileges to read&write to everyone, so shouldn't be problem here.
I have set samba shared folders on my ubuntu 10.04, which Windows users on my network use. The problem is, even that I leave the computer on, they cannot access the shared folders until I login with my account to the computer.This is a real problem since I either need to come to the office, login with NX or tell them the password which I don't want to do
I installled it 2 weeks ago. How do I access the windows sharing from the fedora box. My windows network is on AD that runs on Win 2003 Server.? I can ping to the server, but how to access the sharing? I had look at the forum and some are very technical.
I have an ubuntu server set up in which i would like my shared media directory to be accessable with multiple usernames / passwords because I use my admisistrator username and password for samba as well, but I do not want to give out that password to all clients in my house. And, I would like to have write permissions but keep other users to read only. Is this possible or do i need to just make one separate username / password for samba sharing?
I currently have VirtualBox installed on my Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop. I have windows xp as a guest os and it has network shares on it. My question is, is there a way for another computer to access those network drives on the guest os in virtualbox? I don't want to search for hours on end on google, a simple no would be fine - however if it is possible let me know because when I am in windows on another computer that has windows as a host os it sees it in the windows network folder but it says "....network location not found" or something similar but it still shows a pc picture of the virtual os of the virtual box program running in ubuntu.
I've just discovered something I've not noticed before in earlier releases. I have samba installed but like to go the easy way when setting up smb shares by right-clicking on a folder and selecting 'Sharing Options' (That, by the way, sets up the configuration for the share in /var/lib/samba/usershares rather than in /etc/samba/smb.conf.)
Trying to get my Mac to be able to access the share, I was trying different modifications to the share with right-click > Sharing Options > Modify Share. Each time I did so, this caused Nautilus to restart - that is, the whole desktop blanked out to just the wallpaper and then my icons slowly reappeared. Worse, a file copy was interrupted. And much worse, a lengthy video encoding using OpenShot was interrupted. Both the latter irretrievably.This is unfortunate behaviour. Has anyone else seen it? Can anyone else confirm this? I couldn't find anything on Launchpad.