How do you automatically mount a Samba share?

Shawn Milo ShawnMilo at
Wed Sep 22 16:28:11 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 
> component.
> In Explorer a share with about 10000 files is opened in max. 5 seconds.
> In Nautilus I have to wait 1 minute or more.
> cu
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I've tried this, but nothing comes up. Does the Samba client run by default?
Even if this did work, how could I get the mounting to work, without having
to resort to a command line?


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