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Mounting Windows NFS file system on Unix

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by igersh, Dec 30, 2001.

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  1. igersh

    igersh Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 2001
    I have 2 computers at home connected together into a LAN. One of them is running Windows 98 and the other is running Mandrake Linux 8.1. The Windows machine has 2 hard drives: drive C (installed as primary master) and drive D (installed as primary slave). Windows 98 is installed on both drives.
    Question: How can I mount each one of those 2 hard drives located on the Windows machine onto my Linux machine? Please give me the exact syntax of the command that I have to type in Linux, or what buttons I have to press, in order to get this done.

    Thank you very much in advance. :)
  2. Scully


    Oct 1, 2000
    Do you want to physically mount them: Put the drives in the Mandrake box or Access shares from the Mandrake box?

    For the later:
    Is your mandrake box running Samba?

    #: service smb status
    #: rpm -qa | grep samba

    If so use the "smbmount" command.

    #: smbmount //systemname/sharename /mountpoint -o password=password

    Where systemname is the netbios name of your win box and share name is the name of the share you want to connect to.

    /mountpoint is the local directory you want to connect it to.
    So you could:

    #: mkdir /w98

    and then run the above command with /w98 as the mount point.

    If you don't password protect the share you can omit the -o password portion.


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