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I have a Windows CIFS share mounted through FSTAB, it mounts successfully. However I can't even DIR the folder without getting a Permission denied. I have tried adding noperm, uid and gid stuff to fstab with no results I can't even "SUDO DIR" the folder, I can't chmod or chown the folder either without a permission denied error is there something I'm missing here?

  • Are you sure the error is coming from Ubuntu and not the CIFS share? e.g. have you properly authenticated to the share? – Mitch Dec 16 '14 at 18:08
  • Yes I have even changed the password to be wrong and the mount fails to authenticate, if I put the right password it in mounts successfully. – Stephen Hudson Dec 16 '14 at 18:10
  • Are you able to navigate to it via a graphical file manager? I've found some crash on me when browsing CIFS, but gnome-commander seems to do a good job with it. – Mitch Dec 16 '14 at 18:11
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As far as I understand, the CIFS share is shared on a Windows machine and mounted on Ubuntu... If my assumption is correct, just define UID "root" with the same PWD on the Windows machine. If not, leave a note @Fabby and I'll delete my answer...

  • Oh, and as you're a Reputation 1 user: if you do like the answer, don't bother thanking me (but feel free to add comments asking more info) but do accept my answer by clicking the little grey check-mark below the "0" as that will make my reputation go up... Once you have more reputation, upvote it as well... ;-) – Fabby Dec 16 '14 at 23:56

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