Basically, in Ubuntu 13.10 I can't mount a shared folder via the terminal nor fstabs, yet can access the shared folder via Nautilus and
I recently upgraded from Linux Mint 15 to Ubuntu 13.10. I have a PC with a shared folder created via Windows Groups, that I could samba via a samba client from my old Mint laptop. But now that I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I can't seem to mount it.
What seems weird to me, is that when using Nautilus, I can access the shared folder just fine (via "Browse Network"), and can also access it directly with
smbclient , but I can't mount it with
sudo mount , nor can set it to be automatically mounted at boot by adding the corresponding entry to
I'll add more info. In my PC, I have Windows 7. The folder I'm sharing is a specific drive ("D:" in my case). Like I said, when using Nautilus I can open it and access it just fine.
Also, when I try using the samba client, I can also access it fine:
smbclient "//gonzalo-pc/Disco D" -U [Win7 user]
[Win7 user] being my user from Windows 7 in my PC
By executing this command (after introducing the password when it prompts me), I get the
smb: > prompt, and by doing
dir I can see every folder in my Win7 "D:" Drive, so it works.
However, when I use the following command to try and mount it, it doesn't work:
sudo mount -t cifs "//gonzalo-pc/Disco D" /mnt/share
/mnt/share being a directory I created to set up the mount.
When I execute the above command, I get the following error:
mount error: could not resolve address for gonzalo-pc: Unknown error
I don't know what is causing this, since I don't see how the address "gonzalo-pc" can not be resolved, since it is resolved fine when accessing it via Nautilus or
Moreover, I can't mount it by adding an entry to fstab either. The entry is the following one:
//GONZALO-PC/Disco\040D /mnt/share cifs username=[Win7 User],credentials=/home/gonzalo /.smbcredentials,uid=[Ubuntu user],nbrl 0 0
I have a file at
~/.smbcredentials with the following format:
username=[Win7 user] password=[Win7 password]
I am not sure exactly what is going wrong. In my previous Linux Mint installation, I followed similar steps and could mount it (the exact same shared folder) fine.