[Samba] Trouble mounting Win2000 directory on RedHat Linux

Jason Rizer jasonriz at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 8 23:16:01 GMT 2002


I have for some time been using samba to mount one of
my NT directories to a Red Hat Linux box.  It's Red
Hat 7.2 running kernal 2.4.7-10.  I've recently
replaced my NT installation with Win2000 and now I'm
having some difficulties.  The command I've always
issued is:

mount -t smbfs -o username=jrizer/MyDomain
//MyMachine/projects /mnt/MyMachine

Now when I issue this command I get the following

1729: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - Errnosuchshare
(You specified an invalid share name)

It seems that it can't locate the projects directory.

If instead I replace //MyMachine/projects with
//MyMachine/c$ and replace jrizer with Administrator
I'm able to mount my c drive but only
certain subdirectories are present in the mount.

For example 'ls -l /mnt/MyMachine' only displays
certain of the subdirectories which actually exist. 
The ones which are displayed all seem to be part of
the standard windows installation.  For example,
'Patches', 'Program Files', and 'RECYCLED' are all
present, but none of the directories I've created are.
 I can't seem to figure out what is the
differentiating factor so I can modify the 'projects'
directory accordingly. Does anyone know what my
problem might be or how I can solve it?  I've been
banging my head against this one for about a week now.
I apologize for being so long winded :)


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