How to map network drive ??

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Wed Jan 23 01:19:32 GMT 2008


On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, oedha at wrote:

> Did you unmount and remount or reboot?  Could you give us the output of
> the "mount" command please?  Is the user in question a mamber of the
> group "users"?

Please try to give the information we ask for.  The output of the "mount"
command please.

> and actually...before i mounted....x folder is like below
> oedha at The-ELF:/media$ ls -l
> drwxrwxrwx 2 root root    4096 2008-01-21 18:06 x

This is not important.  The point is what the permissions are when it _is_

> but after i mount like what you suggested: ( i changed gid=root and uid=root, and modified 
> with some others like users, oedha and also i tried umask=007 and 000, smbfs and cifs)

> the mount process has no error but the x folder was changed to
> oedha at The-ELF:/media$ ls -l
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 2008-01-21 18:06 x
> it can't cahnge after that.....when i unmounted it.....the x will be back
> to drwxrwxrwx !!

Please give us the output of the command 
	ls -l /media/x/
having mounted the share with 
//citserver/shared /media/x cifs rw,uid=root,gid=users,mode=0770,dir_mode=0770 0 0

Are you sure the windows share is writable when you are not authenticated
to citserver?  If you have a username and password on that machine you
might add username=xxx,password=yyy to the options above and see does it
make a difference.

> yes.....i have smbfs...and i added all samba related packages....but
> is there something that i missed ?

I don't think you should need any packages to mount a simple windows file
share.  You should just need the cifs.ko which is part of the default


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