Ubuntu Networking :: Samba Shares 'Unable To Mount Location'
May 23, 2010
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".
We are using spare parts (Socket 775 Biostar motherboard, OCZ 500wat PSU) to build a computer that will just be another system in the house. I want this system to be running Folding@Home, and the F@H SMP client for Linux is much less of a headache than its Windows couterpart, so I would like this computer to run Fedora. My dad loves networking, and knows how to do it in XP / Vista, so he has always opposed my frequent use of Linux. There are ways of accessing Windows shared folders from Linux, but that I haven't figured it out yet. I want to access Windows shared folders from my Fedora 10. I don't know how to go about doing this, can anyone point me in the right direction? Do I have to install anything special? I can go to Places, and then Network (in Gnome) and I see "Windows Network", but when I click it, I get "Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server"
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 ubuntu 10.10 desktop and laptop. i installed samba, and smbfs. i shared a folder on each computer. when i browse the network i can see the laptop from the laptop, and can see the desktop from the laptop, but i cant see the laptop from the desktop. when i try to mount the share it says unable to mount, but mounts it anyway...but, i need to be able to mount it so that rsync will see the shares as a dir on the desktop. i tried manually mounting via smbmount following several threads that i found, and i keep getting error sudo smbmount //192.168.1.78/share /media/laptop Password: Unable to find suitable address
that is as far as i've been able to get. i've looked and have only been able to find threads about windows shares, not between 2 ubuntu machines. and i dont know why laptop can see the desktop but not the other way around. they have identical smb.conf files
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 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'm having trouble setting up samba to work with my vista machine. Whenever I try to mount certain shares I'm getting error 13- permission denied. Specifically, I'm trying to mount my entire C: with this command at the console:
The funny thing is that I CAN mount some other shares, but not all. My distro is slack-current. I've been following as many relevant threads on this issue for a while now and have tried as many of the suggestions as I could understand, but it's getting to the point that I've lost track of what I've tried and what I haven't. Things I have tried:
Checking permissions on the shares: seem to be ok enabling encrypted passwords: not sure if I did it right. editing the registry for LmCompatablity
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've, for years, been using a little script, as user, to mount network shares, like this: mount.cifs //server/Data ~/Data -o username=robertw Previously it used to be smbmount, but that changed. Anyway, the latest updates have stopped me be able to run this as a user. I tried running it as root and that just won't let me get access to the shares, tells me permission denied. I thought I'd try using fstab. This gives varying degrees of success.
Here are two of the entries: //server/CAD /mnt/CAD cifs credentials=/etc/samba/auth.server.robertw 0 0 //server/Data /mnt/Data cifs credentials=/etc/samba/auth.server.robertw 0 0 The auth.server.robertw clearly shows my correct username and password.
Now, I can't get into the /mnt/Data directory at all, just says permission denied and I can only read from, but not write to, the /mnt/CAD directory. My /mnt directory is like this. drwxr-xr-x 20 500 505 0 2010-05-11 06:21 CAD/ drwxr-x--x 170 500 501 0 2010-04-09 23:18 Data/ I'm on Mandriva 2010 if that's important.
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.
clean install of Slackware 13.1 64-bit. From day 1 I have been unable to browse Samba servers and shares on my home network. NFS, FTP, SSH, etc all seem to be working fine. I've been updating it regularly in case this was a bug, but I'm not so sure any more.
Reboot in WinXP sp3, I can browse fine. My wife's Win7 laptop works fine. My old Slack 12.2 system worked fine. I have not made any changes to the network other than adding this computer to the mix.
Pentium Dual Core e6700 @ 3.2GHz Asus P5G41T-M/CSM 4GB DDR3 Ram 1 TB Hitachi SATA Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5670 1GB Video PCIe
I am traveling to the UK next week, and whilst I am there, I need to be able to access my SAMBA shares hosted on my HOMESERVER, via my laptop in england.
I have tried Hamachi before, which works fine on windows, but the linux version is awful, and hardly works. So I need an alternative. I did a bit of googling, but I don't know what "bridged" means when I found a OpenVPN tutorial
I was wondering if anyone could give me some information as to what I'll need, and what I'll need to do on both my homeserver and my laptop?
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?)
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.
I am unable to mount Windows shares on Fedora 12. From Nautilus, I can navigate to the shares, but when I attempt to open one I get a dialog "Password required for share ... on ..." asking for username (prepopulated with my username), domain (prepopulated with MYGROUP) and password. I have the same username on the Windows box, but when I enter the password and click Connect, the dialog just pops up again. I'm not sure what "domain" is, tried with my Windows workgroup name, no good. If I blank out either username or domain, the Connect button is disabled.
I tried using the mount command:mount -t cifs //192.168.0.2/... /tmp/mnt -o username=adrian,password=...,iocharset=utf8,file_m ode=0777,dir_mode=0777 That did work once, but now gives the useful error message:mount error(5): Input/output error Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs) I can run Windows instead on the client machine, and that gives me access to the shares, no problem.
I have libsmbclient-3.4.5-55.fc12.i686, but that was installed a month ago. I don't see any more recent changes to anything relating to the samba client. I've never had to enter a password to access Windows shares. Actually, it looks like the problem may be on the Windows side, although as far as I know, nothing has changed there. Using smbclient with debuglevel set high, I see failures with this error:SPNEGO login failed: NT_STATUS_REQUEST_NOT_ACCEPTED Every now and again, I can connect to one or more shares, but after a few attempts, I can't connect to any more. Tried rebooting the Windows box, but that's had no effect. Oh, and "smbclient -L" shows domain as the host name of the windows box, but anonymous login (smbclient -L -N) shows domain as the workgroup name.
I've been having terrible trouble with my 64bit Desktop v10.04 ever since I upgraded it. Has been a long battle - but I think I have it down to just one remaining issue which I suspect is more related to the network than to the upgrade. So I'll ask here also... The old system always used grub as the bootloader, and has always worked just fine. I have now had to do a complete fresh install, which incorporated a change to grub2 (first time I have used it).
It would seem now, that grub2 is unable to deal with mounting the samba shares on my lan at boot time. The boot always fails, dumping the user to the cli rather than the gui desktop. The error given indicates that the network is unreachable. Most users of the system have given up on Ubuntu altogether because of this, and fallen back into the clutches of the evil empire (the machine dual boots XP). If I log in, and manually startx to open the desktop, the network is there, and the shares are mounted just fine. Everything seems to be working ok - but for crashing out of the boot process with network errors. The fstab file follows, in case there is some cause there I'm not seeing (I have edited names and passwords prior to posting)...
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"
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.
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 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.
I keep getting this, ever time I try to map a shared drive on other systems with my small network. 'unable to mount location failed to retrieve list from server'. This used to work. Main System UNBUNTU 10.10, GNOME ver. 2.32 Sys2 Windows XP Pro, SP3 Sys3 Windows XP Home SP3 [code]....
Mine is used as a server for the above, and also for me to work on. For some reason, I keep getting permission failure. Setting up a share on sys2. sys3, sys4, sys5 can see and read it. My main sys cannot. None of the systems can see the Main one & the main one cannot read any of the others. Chain ufw-after-forward (1 references) target prot opt source destination Chain ufw-after-input (1 references) [code]....
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.
From Konqueror/Dolphin is possible to access samba shares. If your computer is joined to a Active Directory domain and you use a domain user, you can access samba shares with smb://server.domain/share and you are not ask for user/pass (you use a kerberos tiquet). Kde programs as Amarok, K3b, ... can access files in samba shares without problem. But other programs, specially gnome programs (including the popular OpenOffice), are unable to use files in a samba share. If instead of using Konqueror/dolphin you use Nautilus, there is no problem because it maps the share to a local folder ($HOME/.gvfs/share in sever/) and the program are able to access files in samba shares without problems as the folder is mounted locally (as if you use cifs.mount). Its a problem to use konqueror/dolphin and have to change to nautilus to access samba shares.
If you use Windows you can mount it in an easy way. That's what I try to do from konqueror, not having to open a konsole and be able to mount the share in an easy way. I've tried with smb4k, but is has not worked for me (tried in 2 OpenSuse 11.3 and 1 opensuse 11.2). What Nautilus does when accessing a samba shares like smb://server.domain.dom/share is to execute the command: [URL]... What I try is to do the same, but just form Konqueror/Dolphin. I'd like to add a button to Konqueror/dolphin that pressing the button and if the URL points to a samba share, the share is mounted in $HOME/LocalNetwork/server/share. As I say, it can be as easy as executing the gvfs-mount, but don't know how.
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've a few group shares setup with samba and a PDC (using windows 7 clients) and the home directory for each user gets mounted automatically. I've configured group shares and only members of the respective group have access to them, but my question is how do I tell samba to automount group shares based on the user group?
Is there a way for a normal user to mount samba shares from the command line using devicekit? It seems like I remember there was a way to do it using hal, but that's been replaced by devicekit in Lucid if I've read correctly.
I can click on the shares I want in nautilus under "Network", but I'm using fluxbox and I'd like to mount a few shares at startup. I read the documentation for the udisks command, but I can't figure out how to get it to work with samba shares.
I've been running a Samba server under RedHat 8 for five years without a hiccup. I want to cut over to a F10 box but cannot get shares accessible. smbclient attempts fail over NT password error. SELinux is disabled. Server is visible on the network. Users require no password access to shared data.
# Samba config file created using SWAT # from UNKNOWN (>) # Date: 2009/06/12 14:15:15