Jake Trent

Mount Samba FS on Linux

Have you ever wanted to map to a remote drive or mount a samba share on Linux? The commands a really easy, and they’re chronicled here.

First, grab Samba:

sudo apt-get install smbfs

Then use smbmount

sudo smbmount //remote/path/ /local/mount/path/ -o username=[user]

Behind -o, you can specify a number of comma-separated options. To connect to the remote FS that I desired, I just needed the username specified. Once you execute the smbmount, you may get a “Password:” prompt. Make sure that you’re not hopelessly entering your sudo password, as this is probably the password for the FS.

A good resource for this whole process is <a href="http://www.stevens.edu/itwiki/cgi-bin/wiki/index.php/Linux_Map_a_Network_Drive">on this wiki</a>, or you can do a

/sbin/mount.cifs --help