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I recently set up a simple home server to learn some virtualization, running ESXi, with FreeNAS as a NAS for media files, Crunchbang for a download manager, and plain old Ubuntu for potential expansion. I am completely new to all of this, but would LOVE to learn as much as possible, as the company that I am interning with also uses ESXi.

My first challenge is my lack of knowledge regarding Linux. I've used it before, and currently have it installed on my laptop. But, I am quite inexperienced in terms of actual configuration. I want to mount my FreeNAS shares, which are currently CIFS, on the Crunchbang installation, but can NOT seem to get the permissions working. I can mount them, but cannot edit or create any files or folders.

I've read into it a little bit, and have attempted to modify my fstab with the NAS's settings, but I haven't had any luck yet.

My share is set up with local users login, and I have one account that is set as the owner. I have a username and password set for this user, and have tried numerous times to apply them to my Crunchbang install, yet it still doesn't seem to work.

If anyone has any good tips, ideas to try, or guides I would find useful, the help would be very much appreciated.

I would also love to hear about any potential projects or tasks I could attempt with my first home server!
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Make sure the permissions are set in freeNAS to allow "guests" to edit and such
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Thank you for the response! Would it be possible to only have the one user account modify files though?

I do have guest accounts enabled, and I had previously allowed them to modify files. But, just for testing purposes, I do not want them able to write to the disks.

Also, if there are better OS/software solutions for what I am doing, please let me know!
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I think you can make other users then give them permission to edit files then when you mount the network drive it should ask for password (i know it does in windows, not sure on linux)
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Yeah, you are right on that! I just have no idea how to mount a drive on Linux using credentials that I believe are intended for Windows...
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I think I'm just going to make a VM of Windows XP as my downloader, as I don't seem to have any permissions issues with it.

But, considering how much less resources Crunchbang uses, if anyone has a solution to my problem, please let me know!
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