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hello there,
I have centos v6 installed and I would like to acess //Home-PC/Photos
from the centos laptop.. how can I do this?

this doesn't work.
-(09:09 43 PM)-(root@alpha)-(~) $ mount -t cifs //Home-PC/Photos -o username=vivek,password=myPassword /mnt/ntserver
mount error: could not resolve address for Home-PC: Name or service not known
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Do you have SAMBA installed already?  It is normally used for Windows file sharing.
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yes it is..

-(09:11 37 PM)-(root@alpha)-(~) $ rpm -qa samba-client
samba-client-3.5.4-68.el6_0.2.x86_64
-(09:19 25 PM)-(root@alpha)-(~) $
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Click on "Request Attention" and get the Samba Server Software zone added to your question.  You're more likely to get an answer there.  It is late on Friday so responses may be slow.
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step 1:

edit your linux pc hosts file add your windows system name and ip address

Home-PC      x.x.x.x (your windowspc ip)

save and restart the system then try to mount.
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Try using the Domain directive as well, I have seen this command failing without Domain directives.

[root@monster r00t4ut]# mount.cifs "//HOME-PC/Photos$" /mnt/server -o username=vivek password=password dom=HOME-PC
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r00t4u, this is what I get..

ount error: could not resolve address for
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Looks like that your Linux box is not able to resolve the Windows Machine's Hostname. Can you try to ping your windows machine with the hostname. somthing like this:

ping HOME-PC

and you should get positive response if not then you should add the IP Address and the Hostname "HOME-PC" to your linux host file.

vi /etc/hosts

x.x.x.x      HOME-PC

No need to restart your system it should work,, again try to ping and this time you will get positive response then try your mount command.
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