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After upgrading to 11.10, I lost access to my Network Storage Device (NSD). I had access earlier in the day before upgrading.

It sees the NSD but bombs out trying to access it.

I get

Unable to mount location
Failed to retrieve share list form server.

I broke out my old computer, which is still running 11.04 and it has no problem accessing the drive. So it's not the NSD, it's 11.10.

I tried various things such as installing Samba but no luck.

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Can you add some information here, are you using NFS or SMB, etc? – Jorge Castro Oct 17 '11 at 12:33

I had the same problem when going to 11.04 and now 11.10... it looks like a name resolution issue where samba can't get you NAS ip...

I don't know know all the details but I got it fixed by simply adding my NAS IP to the hosts file (/etc/hosts).

so, I have an entry there like this: DLINK-NAS

that did it for me.

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