This don't think this is the typical, "I can't mount a windows share" post.
I am using stock Ubuntu 12.04. I am pretty sure this is a Nautilus issue, but I have reached a dead end. I have one share that I can't mount using smb://server/share via nautilus. I get the following error.
Error: Failed to mount Windows share
Please select another viewer and try again
I can mount this share from other machines(non-ubuntu) using the same credentials so I know I have perms on the destination share. I can mount other shares on other servers from my Ubuntu box so I am pretty sure I have all the smb packages I need on my Ubuntu box. To make thing more interesting, if I use smbclient from the command line, I mount this share with no problems from my Ubuntu box.
So here's what we know:
- destination share perms are ok (no problem accessing from other machines)
- smb is setup correctly on Ubuntu box (access other windows shares no problem)
- I only get the error when using nautilus
- smbclient in terminal works, no problem
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Googling turned up simple mount/perms issues, and I don't think that is what is going on here.
Let me know if you need more information.
gvfs-mount smb://host/share failed with the following error:
Error mounting location: Failed to mount Windows share
- I tried #1 and got the same error as above.
- #2 is not an option. This is a production share and if I changed the name of the share it would break things for many users.
- I tried #3 and got the same
select another viewer and try againerror.
I installed a Debian guest VM on this box. It can connect to this share without issue. I tried both gvfs-mount from the terminal and I tried it from nautilus. They were both successful.
Here's some info on the Deb VM:
$ uname -a Linux debian 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 10:07:46 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ dpkg -l |grep gvfs ii gvfs 1.6.4-3 userspace $ dpkg -l |grep nautilus ii nautilus 2.30.1-2squeeze1 file manager and graphical shell for GNOME
I hope this helps a little
Looking at the logs was one of the first things I checked. Nothing gets logged to syslog with the mount fails.
- added share name to existing share and got the same error.
- nothing in server event logs
- tested a different share on same server and was able to connect. makes you think it is a perms issue, except I can connect to problematic share from command line via smbclient command.
- I am not thrilled about the downgrade option