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Posted on 2011-03-17
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Hi,

Can anybody sujest a good way to map a linux drive to a windows folder or vise versa?

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by:Alberto Cortes
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In Windows, to map network directories to drive letters you need NetBT protocol. Linux does not have this native, so you need the help of a software like Samba
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by:vburshteyn
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to extend that question,

can i use samba to get two linux boxes to read/write to one shared directory on the windows server?

do you know any good duides on how to set this up on a enterprise linux 5?
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upanwar earned 500 total points
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The easiest way is create a share is windows box and give full permission to a user on that share and then mount that share on both the linux boxes.

mount -t cifs //windows server/share /mount/point -o username=<user>, password=<password>

You can use windows administrator id and password to mount the share. You can make the entry in fstab file to make this share available after reboot as well.
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by:vburshteyn
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upanwar,

thanks, i am almost there.

I am able to mount the drives, for some reason, no matter what permissions i set i cant write to the shares on the linux servers.  Its like the read only on Linux server but read write on windows side.

Any ideas?
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by:upanwar
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Have you tried to mount that share with administrator User ID and Password, If not then please do and check.

I guess It seems to be permission issue only.
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