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I'm trying to mount a folder from a different computer as a local mount on mine.

Both mine and the other computer (our home server) are Ubuntu, both running 14.04. The folder I want to mount locally is on Disk 3, called theatre (inside another folder also called theatre) and it's mounted in the /mnt/ folder, so the path to it is ~/mnt/theatre/theatre/, the network address of the server is

I'm trying to mount the folder locally inside the Videos folder so that path is /home/peter/Videos.

So far I've tried:

$ sudo mount cifs// /home/peter/Videos
mount: special device cifs// does not exist

I've also tried:

$ sudo mount // /home/peter/Videos
Password for root@// 
Retrying with upper case share name
mount error(6): No such device or address


$ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="c88ee187-d2b5-406f-90ed-e8ff3075ace1" TYPE="ext4" 
/dev/sda5: UUID="b1bc3038-14d8-4752-b494-70a42e3e3b05" TYPE="swap" 
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="DISK 1" UUID="50EE-3B7A" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sdc1: LABEL="DISK 2" UUID="7780-4603" TYPE="vfat" 
/dev/sdd1: LABEL="Disk 3" UUID="8d70789a-19a7-4aae-8f0c-2f93a7e172e2" TYPE="ext3" 

Any help would be appreciated.

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Do you have Samba loaded on both systems? – Elder Geek May 5 '14 at 20:15
Yes, Samba is installed on both systems. Question: do I need Samba if both systems are Linux? – user270390 May 5 '14 at 20:18
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You appear to be trying to connect to a Samba share (cifs)

This has been helpful to other users.

In answer to your comment, No. If your not sharing with Windows users you can simply use NFS which is typically faster.

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That guide and the guide it referred to helped very much. I had an addition to the smb.conf file which was incorrect. Once corrected with the right path, it worked perfectly! – user270390 May 5 '14 at 20:41

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