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I have several shares that are on my windows 7 system. The system I am accessing them from is an kubuntu 9.10 running gnome.

These are the lines I have in my /etc/fstab file

// /mnt/Netstor cifs username=Topsy,password=null,fmask=777,dmask=777 0 0
// /mnt/Htdocs cifs username=Topsy,password=null,fmask=777,dmask=777 0 0
// /mnt/Downloads cifs username=Topsy,password=null,fmask=777,dmask=777 0 0

I cannot create/change/delete anything in these mounted shares even though I have set the permissions to make them writable. How do I resolve this?

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is your user's password actually "null" or are you trying to send the empty string ("")? – quack quixote Feb 20 '10 at 3:56
no, I just removed the actual pw. it is not null. – Alex Feb 20 '10 at 4:48
What happens if you add ,noperm to the options? – ephemient Feb 20 '10 at 8:04
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There is a helpful post on the ubuntu forums:

With Vista/7 specific info.

This one:

Shows you how to correctly configure ubuntu, with I think a correction to your masks: 0777 instead of 777.

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Adding 0777 instead of 777 did nothing. I will follow the guide in your link and report back with results. – Alex Feb 20 '10 at 23:14
This guide worked. Thank you immensely. – Alex Feb 21 '10 at 5:04

Try adding rw to the mount options. Also make sure you've supplied the correct permissions from the Windows 7 machine.

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Could you provide an example of how that would look? Also the permissions are correct on the windows machine, I am able to do everything I need on the same machine when I boot into windows 7 instead (I dual boot), so that is not the issue. – Alex Feb 20 '10 at 3:33
// /mnt/Downloads cifs username=Topsy,password=null,fmask=777,dmask=777,rw 0 0 – John T Feb 20 '10 at 5:55
I tried your suggestion and I still cannot write/change/delete anything on those shares. – Alex Feb 20 '10 at 7:36

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