Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've got a mac (called 'maxw-hackbook') with a folder (called 'work') which i've shared, making it "read & write" by me, "staff" and everyone. I've then mounted it to a folder on my ubuntu laptop, as follows:

#on ubuntu laptop
$ smbtree -s
\\MAXW-HACKBOOK         maxw-hackbook
    \\MAXW-HACKBOOK\IPC$            IPC Service (maxw-hackbook)
    \\MAXW-HACKBOOK\work            work

 $ sudo smbmount //MAX-HACKBOOK/work/ /mnt/hackbook-work -o ip=,username=Max,password=passwordonmacbook,w

This has successfully mounted the "work" folder on the macbook to the /mnt/hackbook-work folder in ubuntu. But, it's read-only, even though i've set the shared folder (on the mac) to be "read and write" by everybody.

I need to have write access to that folder on the mac. Can anybody see what i've done wrong?

thanks, max

share|improve this question
I assume you meant "MAXW-HACKBOOK" instead of "MAX-HACKBOOK", and that you used the "rw" mount option and not "w" as you wrote above? – Kyle Jones Mar 31 '12 at 0:07
You assume i know what i'm doing :) I redid it with the right name, still no joy. But then just realised that i need to set the file permissions on the folders in the mac as well. I did chmod -R a+w work and that fixed it. How was i even able to mount it with the wrong name (MAX-HACKBOOK), is what i'm wondering now. Thanks! – Max Williams Mar 31 '12 at 8:27

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .