May 252012
 

I do things the easiest way that gets the job done.  Someone asked me recently about mounting a shared windows drive in Linux from bash.  They stated they normally mount it through dolphin using:

smb://username:password@ip_address/SHARED_DRIVE

That works until you need to copy files via rsync or some other bash method.  The solution is actually very simple:

mount -t cifs //ip_address/SHARED_DRIVE /mnt/directory -o user=username,password=user_password_on_windows_share,uid=500,gid=500

Just be sure you replace uid=500 with the users id in linux and gid=500 with the users group id in linux in order to be able to write files/directories with the proper permissions.  Of course the mount directory, /mnt/directory, also must exist.

If you get an error about “mount error(12): Cannot Allocate Memory

the fix is:

Edit the windows registry

Set “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\LargeSystemCache” to “1″.
 
Set “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters\Size” to “3″.
 
Restart the “server” service.

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