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:

hostname=rdss.iowa.uiowa.edu

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.

Article number: 
101347
Last updated: 
May 19, 2016