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Mapping network drive in Ubuntu 13.04

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I wanted to map a network drive from one Linux machine to another. The machine with the data I want to share currently shares data to windows PCs. I'm having trouble figuring out how to get the data from my other Ubuntu 13.04 desktop to this Ubuntu 13.04 desktop. I've read about how simple it is for an hour now so any simpler ideas would be appreciated smile.gif


PC with data: 192.168.1.11, shared folder: Data
PC with Linux that wants the data: 192.168.1.7
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 11/4/13 at 8:14pm
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SMB (the Windows file sharing protocol) is a little less easy to map in Linux than nearly all other network file systems. I personally use Smb4k, but it's a KDE4 app so will come with a whole load of KDE dependencies - which might be a bit too much for what you need. Ubuntu will have some GUI built in for SMB shares, but I'm not as familiar with Unity / GTK+ apps so all I could do would be point you in the direction of a command line tool instead (which I'm guessing isn't what you're after either).

Sorry mate.
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Well, I'm not afraid of using the CLI, I was trying but kept getting a message that the drive could not be mounted. When I get home I will copy my line and post it. I am completely unfamiliar with Unity...Everything looks much different since I last used Ubuntu a few years ago. I have read about going to "Places" and looking for servers this way but I can't figure out what its called or where this option is now.
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Assuming you have samba
Code:
apt-get install samba
You could get gnome panel
Code:
apt-get install gnome-panel

And then make the launcher like so:
Code:
gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop/
Or replace ~/Desktop/ with wherever you want it placed, naturally.
Then in the prompt for the launcher you should select:
Type: Location
and
Command:
smb://192.168.1.11/Data (this is not case sensitive as it's Windows-compatible)

And when clicking the launcher it will mount the device and access the shared directory on-demand.



P.S. Or is it a step in between that troubles you? tongue.gif I will try to elaborate on that. Unity is a PITA.
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