Linux Map a Network Drive

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Before you can mount Windows Shares you need to have samba.
You also need support built into the kernel. If you are using a binary distribution your kernel should be automatically configured for this.

Getting Samba on Ubuntu

Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install smbfs

To install the required mount and unmount utilities.


You can map a network drive to Storage01 using the smbmount utility. You can run the following command as a regular user:

$ smbmount // /path/to/mount -o user=myusername,domain=campus
  • // is the mount location. Replacing 'sharename' with your domain username will map the network drive to your personal storage space. Please read the article on Storage01 for other possible locations.
  • /path/to/mount is the location you want to map/mount the network drive at. You can map it to a mountpoint in your current directory such as 'mnt' by not using any slashes (full pathname is also fine)
  • username=myusername - myusername should be replaced with your Stevens username.
  • workgroup=campus - this specifies the domain to check your username and password against, leave it like this
  • uid=mylocalusername - mylocalusername should be the name of your linux user (whoami will tell you this if you are unsure). This is the user who owns the directory/mountpoint you are mounting/mapping to.
  • - this specifies an "ip address" (a FQDN in this case) to locate Storage01 by. Leave as-is.

When you run this command, you should see a prompt similar to:


Type in your Campus Domain password and press enter. You will now be able to access the file stored on storage01 at the mountpoint you specified.

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