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Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

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Mounting a network folder in your filesystem

Consider the example of mount external network storage (NAS) in my filesystem as if it were a hard drive.

 

I have network file storage on a separate disk. I wanted to mount the drive in a separate folder in your home directory.

 

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint


My actions are as follows.
1. First I find out the IP address for the network name wdmycloudex2

net lookup wdmycloudex2

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux MintMounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

2. Then open fstab and write automount at boot.

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

for Mate edition

sudo pluma /etc/fstab

In the opened editor will contain a new line following:

//192.168.180.83/public /home/mintguide/MyCloud cifs username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD,noperm,dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777,iocharset=utf8,_netdev 0 0

,where

//192.168.180.83/public - the remote folder

/home/mintguide/MyCloud - Local folder (mount pointThe path must be without spaces

username=USERNAME,password=PASSWORD - Enter if the access to network storage limited

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux MintMounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

3. That's it. After reboot you will find in a local folder to a network folder. Also I recommend to add a Bookmark for easy navigation.

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux MintMounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux MintMounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

Mounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux MintMounting a network folder in your filesystem on Linux Mint

Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Andrew
Andrew 24 March 2017 02:58
I am getting the following error "An error occurred while accessing 'Video on 192.168.1.83', the system responded: mount: only root can mount //192.168.1.83/Video on /home/andy/MyCloudVideo"
This system is linux mint 18.1 and I am using MyCloud ext4 with the latest firmware. I am not sure how configure either fstab or myCloud to fix the issue. Any help would be appreciated.
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Shekin 26 March 2017 22:47
Andrew,
hi, try this
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x64 Linux Mint 18.2 cinnamon
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brenda
brenda 8 October 2017 02:09
when you drop down to terminal
enter sudo -s
enter your password
now you should be able to edit fstab
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