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  1. Mount command help

    Hi,

    I want help on 'MOUNT' command. I am trying to mount a shared folder from windows machine to a folder on SUSE machine
    The OS is SUSE 12 SP3. But when I execute the command in Terminal, I get command help information.
    Pls advise at the earliest.

    Thanks,
    Priya

  2. #2
    ab NNTP User

    Re: Mount command help

    If the 'mount' command help information shows up, it likely means you have
    a mistake in the command, at least according to what the 'mount' command
    understands. It would help us help you if you posted the command you are
    attempting to use here so we can try to parse it as well, or maybe even
    try it out on our own systems. Otherwise, the help information is pretty
    god and may help you correct the error, which is why it is displayed..

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  3. Re: Mount command help

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    My command is as below :

    mount -t cifs -o user=${username},pass=${password} //server/folder /mnt/filefolder

    were

    user = Administrator (of windows server)
    pass = (is password of Administrator and has special characters)
    //server/folder = server ip/name of the shared folder on windows server

    I am trying to mount a shared folder from windows server to linux server.

    Pls advise.

    Thanks,

    Priya

  4. #4
    ab NNTP User

    Re: Mount command help

    Check the following:

    Code:
    man mount.cifs
    If yours is like mine, you need to have usrename and password, not user
    and pass, as your options:

    Code:
    OPTIONS
    username=arg
    specifies the username to connect as. If this is not given, then the
    environment variable USER is used.
    
    Earlier versions of mount.cifs also allowed one to specify the username
    in a "user%password" or "workgroup/user" or "workgroup/user%password" to
    allow the password and workgroup to be specified as part of the username.
    Support for those alternate username formats is now deprecated and should
    no longer be used. Users should use the discrete "password=" and "domain="
    to specify those values. While some versions of the cifs kernel module
    accept "user=" as an abbreviation for this option, its use can confuse the
    standard mount program into thinking that this is a non-superuser mount.
    It is therefore recommended to use the full "username=" option name.
    
    password=arg
    specifies the CIFS password. If this option is not given then the
    environment variable PASSWD is used. If the password is not specified
    directly or indirectly via an argument to mount, mount.cifs will prompt
    for a password, unless the guest option is specified.
    
    Note that a password which contains the delimiter character (i.e. a
    comma ´,´) will fail to be parsed correctly on the command line. However,
    the same password defined in the PASSWD environment variable or via a
    credentials file (see below) or entered at the password prompt will be
    read correctly.

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