Confusion between Drive Volume name and directory of same name.

greenius greenius at
Tue Jan 9 17:37:15 GMT 2001

Sharing a windows drive which has a volume name the same as a directory does
not work correctly when shared with smbmount.

 Windows Me: 4.90.3000
 Linux: 2.2.17
 Samba: 2.0.6

The shared windows drive had a volume name which was the same as the short
name of a folder in the root of the drive, e.g:
 Drive E:\
 Volume Name: DEVDRIVE
 Folder: E:\DevDrive

When mounted (with smbmount), ls -l shows:
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 root     root        0 Jan  9 10:56 DevDrive*
i.e. It has taken the name from the folder, but it is not treating it like a

Steven Green
Email: steven at
ICQ#: 12719077 (download ICQ from

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