Mounting root partition under Samba?

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Thu Oct 12 08:50:58 GMT 2000

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Scott Ehrlich wrote:

> I am experimenting with Samba at home on a Slackware Linux box and Win NT
> 4.0 workstation.   Simple tests worked fine, and I was able to mount a
> test share from my linux box to my NT box.  Now, I wish to try mounting /
> (root) from my linux box onto my NT box.  Since mounting appears to prefer
> more than \\host\ how do I represent mount my root partition from my NT
> box?

Create a share entry for it in smb.conf, named whatever seems

  path = /
  comment = Root directory

and access as "\\host\rootdir".

Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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