Sunday, May 31, 2009


Mounting windows shares

Procedures to mount Windows shares from remote machines changed so many times during lifespan of Linux, that an attempt to do a search in Google gives a mix of solutions from using "smbmount" to "mount -t smb".

Here is the latest and greates solution. Make sure you have "smbfs" package installed and do this :

% sudo mount -t cifs // /media/my_share -o \

With option "iocharset=utf8" it ought to handle international characters in all Windows NT-based systems. If you need to mount drives from Windows 95/98/Me, different translation options will be necessary.

see this page for more detailed explanations.

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