How do you automatically mount a Samba share?

Markus Kolb ubuntu-ml at
Wed Sep 22 15:42:25 UTC 2004

On 22.09.2004 17:17, Shawn Milo schrieb:
> I see no way to mount a network share.
> I have a server running Slackware and Samba. I found the "Windows
> Network" option under Gnome, and double-clicked it, and got nothing.
> I expect to see my workgroup name.
> How can this be made to work? I want to map //fileserver/divx to
> /home/shawn/divx, and so on. I do not want to do it in fstab, because
> I will not hard-code a password there. Is this feature fully implemented
> somewhere in Ubuntu as it is in Xandros? The Xandros File Manager (XFM)
> has a "Mount Network Share" in the "Tools" menu, and everything is
> point-and-click.

Choose Computer -> Network -> Windows Network -> ...
wait a moment and then your domain name appears.
choose it and you'll see your shares.

But this nautilus is very slow with smb shares, or is it some other 
In Explorer a share with about 10000 files is opened in max. 5 seconds.
In Nautilus I have to wait 1 minute or more.


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