Mount a Shared Windows Drive in Ubuntu Linux to Use Open Office

Accessing files located on a Windows Active Directory network share from your Linux machine is easy via Samba (and probably NFS, which I've never tried). However, trying to use Open Office applications such as Writer or Calc to open these files will likely fail. OO apps will start up and then die silently. That's why it's usually necessary to mount the shared drive with a command such as this: sudo mkdir /media/mynetworkserverc sudo mount -t cifs //mynetworkserver/c /media/mynetworkserverc -o username=myusername,password=mypassword

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Posted: 13 August 2008

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