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    Default Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    Complete noob to Linux.

    Can/ how (step by step please) can I map a network drive with my Suse 11.0 with a windows server?

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    Default Re: Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    In Linux you can mount a Windows share using SAMBA

    I'm new to SUSE but I think the command would be something like

    Code:
    mount -t smbfs servername:/sharename /mnt/sharename

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    Default Re: Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    If the Windows box requires a username/password you should use

    Code:
    mount -t smbfs -o username <your user name> password <your password> //servername/sharename  /mnt/sharename
    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    You can't use either of the suggestions from sdibias. openSUSE changed from using the smbfs filesystem to using the newer cifs filesystem for mapping drives. There's a bit of a burst on that here:

    Samba: HowTo Mount a CIFS Network Share [AKA Map Network Drive] in openSUSE 10 & 11 plus FAQs

    The temporary mapping that sdibias suggested is now almost the same, but a tad different:
    mount -t cifs -o username=<your user name>,password=<your password> //servername/sharename /mnt/sharename
    You can make permanent mappings too, just as in windows. Check the Tutorial for options, tips, FAQs
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    Default Re: Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    DOH I remember that now, thanks for that

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    OK, I followed that line exactly after

    I did the following

    mkdir /mnt/snuffy_d
    then
    mount /mnt/snuffy_d
    Got the error message : mount: can't find /mnt/snuffy_d in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

    Just for giggles I then put
    # mount -t cifs -o username=jmariscal,password=XXXXXX //snuffy/d$ /mnt/snuffy_d

    and got;

    mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
    Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)


    Please help.

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    Default Re: Can Linux 'map' a network drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by JHMariscal View Post

    mount error: cifs filesystem not supported by the system
    Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g.man mount.cifs)


    Please help.
    1: Check that the mounting software (RPM cifs-mount) is installed - enter this command in a console: rpm -q cifs-mount.
    You should see something like "cifs-mount-3.2.3-0.1.128". Do you see that?

    2: are you using Gnome desktop, KDE4 or KDE 3.5?
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    This is what I am getting;

    ~> rpm -q cifs-mount
    cifs-mount-3.2.3-0.1

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    Any help guys?

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    Does mounting a cifs drive require a kernel module? I just checked on my machine, and there is a cifs module; there may be more. Or it may be unneeded. Anyway, something to check, since you are seeing an error that the system doesn't support it.

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