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I have a little server with a shared partition called D. I'd like to mount it permanently on a local machine with Linux Ubuntu, in order to access them easily. I have looked for similar questions, but i didn't find anything. Could somebody give me some hints how to do it?

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You should either ask this on unix.stackexchange.com or askubuntu.com –  Aaron Digulla Nov 22 '12 at 8:30

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See the Ubuntu documentation form AutoFS. The part you are instersted in is CIFS.

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...too tricky for me, can't do it without any help –  Emaborsa Nov 22 '12 at 22:07

You should add a line like the following in /etc/fstab:

//<windows-machine-ip-address>/share  /mnt/winshare  cifs  username=<windows-user>,password=<user-password>,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm  0  0  0  0

where /mnt/winshare is the mount point in Linux

or better create a file (e.g /etc/.smbcreds) with 600 access rights:


and add the following in fstab:

//<windows-machine-ip-address>/share  /mnt/winshare  cifs  credentials=/etc/.smbcreds,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm  0  0  0  0
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it doesn't work. I added the following line, but when i restart the system nothing happens // /mnt/winshare cifs username=Administrator,password=myPassword 0 0 –  Emaborsa Nov 22 '12 at 22:00
I also tried as written here: thatsquality.com/articles/… and here cyberciti.biz/tips/… –  Emaborsa Nov 22 '12 at 22:32

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