smbmount - file permissions on RH7
dormitionskete at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 7 20:04:38 GMT 2001
Greetings in Christ our Saviour.
I am having an enormous amount of difficulties trying to do something that
should be quite easy. Obviously, I am missing something. I have read
everything I can find on this, and have tried everything I can think of and
I am trying to mount a Win98 drive on my Redhat 7.0 box. The mounting is no
problem. However, when I log into my user account and try to copy a file to
the win98 machine, I always get an error saying I don't have permission to
do this. The file gets copied, though.
Here's what I have done:
I have a group called "smb".
I have a user called "smbuser".
My user account is a member of the smb group.
I have tried chmod 2777 /mnt/MtAthos-c and just plain 777. Neither makes
The directory is set uid=1001, gid=1001 (smbuser and smb)
I have tried mounting the drive every way imaginable. Here are just a
couple of the lines I've tried in my fstab:
\\MtAthos\MtAthos-MDoc /mnt/MtAthos-MDoc smbfs
o,guest,exec,rw,uid=1001,gid=1001,fmask=2777,dev,suid 0 0
\\MtAthos\MtAthos-c /mnt/MtAthos-c smbfs o,guest,dmask=777,fmask=777 0 0
\\sinai\Sinai-MDoc /mnt/Sinai-MDoc smbfs o,guest 0 0
It appears to be having problems changing from my uid (nmetsovo) to the
Somehow I have to get rid of that error message. It is interferring with
another program I am trying to use. I realize that this is not a *Samba*
error, but would somebody please help me figure out how to mount this drive
so it doesn't give me this error message every time I try to copy a file to
a windows machine?
I would GREATLY appreciate any help you could give me.
A Monastery of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece and the Diaspora.
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