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I have an external hard drive hooked up to my desktop running Ubuntu. I've shared the folder by simply right-clicking, going to Sharing Options, and clicking on 'Share this folder'.

How can I access this share from my mac laptop? It doesn't show up in the Network folder, and I tried smb://ip_address/ with no success.

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Nevermind-- restart did the trick. Hope this helps someone.

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Which computer did you restart? – Ethan Aug 22 '11 at 17:25
I restarted Ubuntu with my external plugged in, and then it showed up on my Mac. – Jeff Aug 22 '11 at 22:17

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