Mapping a network drive to a mnt or media point

Hi all,

I’ve been a lifelong MacOS user, but have decided to make the move to UbuntuBudgie. I thought my first adventure into the new would be moving a media server from Mac to Budgie. It’s been fun and mostly straight forward so far— well other then an interrupted install which taught me all about how dpkg works.

anyways… programs installed, when I access them via the browser and try to point to a media folder which is on a network drive.

1st try - I mount the SMB share via network (using smb creds) but am unable to access it - in macOS I’d just navigate to /Volumes/SMBshare

2nd try - I did the following:

  • installed CIFS utils w/ sudo apt-get cifs_utils
  • created a mount point w/ sudo mkdir /media/macmini_raid
  • created a credentials file in ~/.smbcreds…
  • then mounted with :
  • sudo mount -t cifs -o rw,vers=3.0,credentials=root./smbcredentials //serverIP/sharename /media/macmini_raid

i’ve also modified my etc/fstab. everything mounts, it’s just read only.

here’s what I added to fstab

//\ raid/ /media/macmini_raid cifs vers=3.0,credentials=/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=077 0 0

If I open files, navigate to /media/macmini_raid and open as root I have r/w permission but obviously that doesn’t do the trick.

I googled, and found about 12 different slightly different ways to do this. I’ve tried them all and have had no success. So here I am.

Thanks in advance.

Hi and welcome

This is a generic issue that readily applies to all Ubuntu flavours. As such the wider Ubuntu community can help as well via and