In order to map a drive, you will need the samba-client package installed. It provides the tools necessary to mount remote Windows shares on a Linux.
NOTE: This must be run as a root user. The targetdir must exist on the local machine in order to mount the volume. Run the following command:
mount –t cifs //hostname/share /targetdir -o user=HawkID
Current hostname is: rdss.iowa.uiowa.edu
The following is an example of variables to use:
share=name of share you are trying to access (e.g. rdss_hawkid)
targetdir=whatever you want to call the local mount
An example of how this would be typed out is:
mount -t cifs //rdss.iowa.uiowa.edu/rdss_hawkid /rdss_hawkid -o user=HawkID
Note: If you do not know the name of the share you are trying to mount, please contact your local departmental administrator or the ITS Help Desk for assistance.