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'm successfully accessed a local Windows Share folder with the "Places --> Connect to Server" tool, but I can't figure out how to get it permanently mounted so that I don't have to keep logging in every time I boot up. I understand that the solution is supposed to involve adding a line to fstab, but I've tried a dozen variations on it based on various tutorials I've found online to no avail. Is there any way to check and see how the "Connect to Server" tool is doing its magic? Or to make that permanent?
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 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'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 an ntfs external hd; I can mount and use it fine, without entry in fstab, but not share stuff. That is to say: I can use nautilus / thunar to share folders on it without errors, but they are not accessible via the network. The issue may be that the mount point has permissions 700. I can solve that by Code:sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/Databank -o umask=0,nls=utf8or by setting umask=022 in fstab, but then I can't mount it as user anymore; if I set fstab to
Code: /dev/sdb1 /media/Databank ntfs-3g user,umask=022,nls=utf8,defaults 0 0 I get this when I try to mount it as user in the filebrowser:
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'm trying to figure out a good way to access a folder within a Windows share from an Ubuntu 10.04 computer. I work at a school which uses a Windows network. Each class has one login and a folder for their work. All the folders are in one Windows share called //fses/class$. Each class does not have access to //fses/class$ (otherwise a student from one class would be able to access another class's folder) - they only have access to their own folder e.g. //fses/class$/3b.
When I try to access a class's folder from an Ubuntu computer I get an error that //fses/class$ cannot be accessed. I've got around it for the moment by using a teacher's credentials, but that's not ideal because then the students have access to other classes' work. I also tried using the 'mount' command e.g. sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=3b,password=**** //fses/class$/3b /media/3b
This did work (although I know it'd be better to use cifs and a credentials file), but only a 'superuser' can do it, and it mounts the folder for all users. I could also give the students superuser permission for the mount command, but this seems like giving them more permission than should really be necessary. Is there any way for a user who is not a superuser to access the folder? I'd like to use something like this. nautilus username=3b,password=**** smb://fses/class$/3b
i have Centos 5.3 installed with TXT mode i want to create and share one folder to be accesible to me from the network, to download and share files into it with my Host, i created the folder but dont know how to share it,
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.
Was trying out Fedora 15 but could figure out something: How do I share a folder?
When doing some Googling all I could find were forum posts on how to manually configure samba with smb.conf (a place I refuse to go, its 2011 people), and gnome-user-share which only shares ~/Public and doesn't show up on my Windows computer.
I do know that at least in Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome 2 all I had to do was right click on a folder at click Sharing. I'm looking for similar ease of use in Fedora.
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 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.
which in the past has mounted the windows share without any problems.For some reason this doesn't work anymore. The .smbcredentials file is in the same place it has been since it was created. I have verified that .smbcredentils is in the correct place.In order to find out what the problem might be, I tried
dmesg | tail
and got the following response
[ 18.428245] type=1503 audit(1272697118.037:15): operation="capable" pid=1249 parent=1245 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" name="sys_admin" [ 18.432914] usb 1-1: usbfs: interface 0 claimed by usblp while 'usb' sets config #1 [ 19.516273] CIFS VFS: No username specified
I can't pretend that I understand the full message, but it seems to say that it can't find/read the .smbcredentials file and as a result can't mount the share. When I change the code to
where xxxx is my username and password, the share mounts without any problems.I can't work out what I am doing wrong. Has the code changed? For obvious security reasons I don't want to place the username and password in the fstab file where everyone can see it.
ubuntu 9.04 and win xppro i've been pounding my head aganst this for hours now. reading anything i can find samba works mostly shares created from nautilus work fine from both ubuntu and windows if i check to allow guest access if not i can not log in it does work in the nautilus browser fine. shouldn't make a difference but am using a virtualbox win xp guest shares work without issue. printers work here is a dump of my service defenitions
[global] workgroup = HOME server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) map to guest = Bad User
My computer is connected to the college lan where almost all machines are some variant of Windows OS. If i use Places > Network, while windows network is displayed, mostly it returns unable to mount shares, my workaround for this problem is I use some tool like nbtscan to see which hosts are up and then use network > Connect to Server > windows share and type in the ip address, this mounts the windows share even though Places> network doesn't display such hosts. My question is there some command line way where I can invoke nautilus to mount the windows share, ie the same job connect to server > windows share does? And is there some application like say lan surfer for windows which lists all the folders shared by a windows client.
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 use F10 at home and while away from work on my laptop. Recently I could get the VPN sorted out ( I can now connect to the vpn (ppp0) server at work from home or anywhere else). I am trying to mount a windows folder that is on the work server on my F10 box at home through the VPN connection that is first established.What I know about the windws server
servername sharename username password
When I try this
sudo mount -t cifs //pxxxx/home/abcd /mnt/dir/ -o username=abcd,password=xxxx
I get this error
mount error: could not resolve address for pxxxx: Name or service not known No ip address specified and hostname not found
I think the VPN connection is established successfully. I have a ppp0 connection under ifconfig with an IP address after vpn connection is established.In windows I just map the network drive (\pxxxxhome) username=abcd, password=xxxx and mount the folder as "abcd on pxxxxhome"
I install Fedora 11 for file sharing from windows client Win 95/98, Win xp & xp home. I can login from win xp & xp home to access folder but I can't login from win 95/98 to access folder. I got the error message... "The domain password supplied is not correct or access to your logon has been denied". from win 95/98 Desktop computers.
I've a redhat server and a windows 2003 server. The windows box has a shared directory on it that I want to mount on the linux box. This I can do no problem using the following command:
mount -t cifs -o username=windowsuid,password=mypass //winservername/directory /mnt/directory
This all works perfectly however I need to mount this as a non root user. This is where I'm having difficult. I constantly run into "only root can do that". I've edited the fstab and added the entry in there for the mount with the flag user or users and neither makes a difference. I've also tried editing the sudoers file and still the same.
I am currently attempting to setup Samba 3 (installed) for a basic home-network file-sharing server via Ubuntu 10.04. It seems like (based on my extensive googling and research) nobody wants or has a configuration like I do, but surely SOMEBODY knows how to do this.
The following is my goal for a basic setup.
Folder 1 (share is called "Read-Write"):
-Users from Windows 7 can see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as they so desire.
-Users can accomplish all of this from as "guest."
Folder 2 (share is called "Read-Only"):
-I can log in as my user to see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 2 as I so desire.
-People other than me can log in as "guest."
-"Guest" users from Windows 7 can see, read, and execute programs as desired.
Things I have accomplished:
-Directories are browseable via Windows 7
-My user has a password for Samba (assigned via "sudo smbpasswd -a matthew)
Things I have not yet been able to accomplish:
-Configure Folder 2 so that Samba asks for login credentials when someone tries to access it SO THAT I an use my Samba user to log in.
-Configure Folder 2 so that, when I log in as my Samba user, I can see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as I so desire.
-Configure Folder 2 so that Windows 7 users can easily access it as guest to browse, read, and execute files and folders in it.
-Configure Folder 1 so that any Windows 7 user can easily access it as guest to see, read, write, execute, create, or delete any files and folders in Folder 1 as they so desire.
I am trying to establish the easiest way to share a folder from an Ubuntu machine to a Windows machine.In the past I have added things to smb.conf and that has all worked fine but what I am trying to do is to figure out what the "new user" way of doing this is so that when I am helping other people I know I am getting them to do the simplest thing.I completely removed samba and reinstalled it so that I didn't have any configuration. Right clicked on a folder and selected "Sharing Options" ticked the "Share this folder box" gave it a name and a comment and ticked the other two boxes.
When I went to the windows laptop then it kept asking for a username/password and nothing worked.Back on the ubuntu machine I did sudo smbpasswd -a [username] and created a blank password. Now from the windows machine I can access the shared folder.Is the smbpasswd step still required? It's very confusing for a new user as there is no suggestion that anything other than right clicking on the folder and choosing the options you want would be required. Is it something to do with the fact that this is an ubuntu machine that has gradually been upgraded through versions and this problem wouldn't have been there from a new install?
figure out how to share the folder to only special user? For example I have two computers host1 with users: user1, user2, user3 and host2 with same users: user1, user2, user3, how to share test user2 folder form host1 to only user2 from host2 ? My system is openSuse 11.1. There is all Ive understood:
host1 [test] inherit acls = Yes path = /home/user2/test (drwxr-xr-x) read only = No guest ok = Yes read list = user2 valid users = user2 admin users = user2 host2 mount t cifs //host1/test /home/user2/test
It works but either user2 from host2 cant write to test share on host1 (drwxr-xr-x) OR all can write in this share (drwxrwxrwx). Ive googled it, searched here and read this: Chapter16.File, Directory, and Share Access Controls, but without successes.
The scenario like this. I'm working on Ubuntu 10.10. I've enable samba sharing with full guest access enable. In my office I had another server (CentOS 5.5) installed just for me and I've created a Apache VirtualHost which root document pointed to share folder on my comp
This is my fstab setting //my ubuntu computer name/sharing/www /media/www cifs context=system_ubject_r:httpd_sys_content_t:s0,username=username,password=******,iocharset=utf8,fi le_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
After label the mount folder as httpd_sys_content_t the Apache web server working in correct way (duno much but at least it can index files and excute some php code so) then the troll come in : if some file was created by my ubuntu (personal comp) then the file would be listed in Apache virtualhost correctly.
But if I'm ssh to CentOS server goto /media/www which was mounted to my unbuntu computer. Then type command like $mkdir something Suprising that folder ./something could not be accessed by Apache anymore except I remount by umount and mount it again or "setenforce 0" What is wrong with my system can anyone point me out of this headache