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How to mount a samba share permanently in ubuntu 10.10? Also i dont want to display the share icon in my desktop. How to acheive this task?

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You should add it to /etc/fstab. I don't have a SMB server available at the moment but I think the fstab entry should look something like:

//server/share /mountpoint smbfs

man fstab and man mount are your friends here.

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Here is a very detailed set of instructions on how to do this permanently from an Ubuntu point of view.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountWindowsSharesPermanently

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I don't think the question involves windows. –  opensourcechris Jul 2 '13 at 18:06
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better choice than

mount -t smbfs //servername/sharename /mountdirectory -o username=mywindowsusername,password=mywindowspassword

sould be

sudo mount -t smbfs //servername/sharename /mountdirectory -o credentials=/root/.credMywindowsAccount

and in /root/.credMyWindowsAccount

username=mywindowsusername
password=mywindowspassword
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