This is the situation. There are 3 machines in the office. The Operating systems on them are respectively,
- Linux mint
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Windows Vista
The Ubuntu (#2) machine is supposed to be the common file server between the machines #1 and #3.
Machine #2 has two hard disks. One is a 500 GB NTFS empty drive and the other is a 160 GB ext4 drive. My plan is to make the 500 GB as the file sharing disk.
When I share a folder like
~/Documents using Nautilus context menu on machine #2, I can access the files easily on both #1 and #3, but when I try to share some folder on 500 GB disk, I get an error on machine #1 that says
Failed to mount windows share
I do not mind formatting the drive to ext4 if needed, but I am sure that something simple is wrong.
I took @Marty's comment as a hint and used ntfs-config to configure automount of that partition. It is working now. Thanks