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Step by step guide on mount file systems in Linux distributions

File systems hosted on other platforms such as Microsoft Windows are accessible on the Linux and Unix platform by simply using the mount command.


The procedure requires elevated privileges and a minimum of read access to the share you are connecting to.

mkdir -p /mnt/share
mount -t cifs //server/share -o domain=domain,username=username,password=password /mnt/share

-f cifs = filesystem type to mount using
//server/share = change this to your server name and share name
domain=domain (change this to your domain name, if none, remove)
username=username = change to the username to use on the server hosting the share
password=password = change to the password for the username specified


To check to see if it mounted, run the following command

df -h

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