Mount Samba Drive on Ubuntu

To mount a Windows Samba drive  on Ubuntu for the current user, you need the following steps:

sudo apt-get install cifs-utils

sudo mkdir /mnt/share

sudo mount.cifs //sambahost/sambaDir /mnt/share -o user=xxx,password=xxx

where the sambahost is the samba server ip address or hostname that you should be able to ping it, sambaDir is the samba directory you want to access, user/password is the credentials you use to access the samba server. I found that I don’t need the windows domain name part in the user field.

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One Response to Mount Samba Drive on Ubuntu

  1. Brett the Brit says:

    By far this is the easiest way to do it. Thanks!!

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