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Support => Networking => Topic started by: AviJ on June 27, 2014, 04:55:05 pm

Title: Is Gigolo the Only/Best GUI Way to Mount Windows Shares?
Post by: AviJ on June 27, 2014, 04:55:05 pm
Hi, all. I notice that File Manager PCManFM does not seem to have an automatic way of mounting Windows shares on my network via Samba, the way (for example) Nautilus and Caja do ("Connect to Server"). So I use Gigolo for this purpose. It's a perfectly adequate and friendly solution, but it is an extra step, so I was wondering whether there is an alternative method.

Also, is there anything useful in peppermint-networking-pack that I have not already covered by installing Gigolo? (I don't need to connect to a VPN.)

Thanks for all responses!
Title: Re: Is Gigolo the Only/Best GUI Way to Mount Windows Shares?
Post by: emegra on June 27, 2014, 05:04:15 pm
Hi AviJ

Probably the best way would be to add the shares to your /etc/fstab file so they automatically mount at startup.

Unfortunately I'm not competent enough to tell you exactly how to do it but if you're unsure I'm sure some of the clever guys on here can talk you through it or alternatively there are many online tutorials explaining it such as here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently)


Good luck



Graeme
Title: Re: Is Gigolo the Only/Best GUI Way to Mount Windows Shares?
Post by: mac on June 27, 2014, 05:09:33 pm
Hello AviJ,   
Take a look at THIS (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=124.0) and THIS (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=178.0)
Title: Re: Is Gigolo the Only/Best GUI Way to Mount Windows Shares?
Post by: AviJ on June 27, 2014, 05:48:15 pm
Thanks to both of you!  :D
Title: Re: Is Gigolo the Only/Best GUI Way to Mount Windows Shares?
Post by: mac on June 27, 2014, 05:49:16 pm
You're welcome...