I'm new to the world of linux andI have mounted a hard drive on my linux system as such:

mount /dev/sdb1 /opt/backup

I have my samba share pointing to the folder /opt/backup. When /dev/sdb1 is not mounted I can access the folder called backup but when I try accessing the same folder when the drive (sdb1) is mounted I get an error that I don't have permissions to use this network resources.

I'm using MS Windows 7 to access the Samba share.

  • The drive that you are able to access is just the symbolic link path created in the linux machine. Please check the permission provided for the share in source – vembutech Sep 29 '16 at 13:43

I resolve the issue by adding the mount to fstab and setting the permissions of the folder as followed:

chmod -R 777 /opt/backup
chown nobody:nobody /opt/backup
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