Ubuntu – Samba share mounting in read-only mode


I used to mount my local network HDD (samba share) using following fstab entry:

// /media/MyBookLive smbfs credentials=/home/gacek/.mybookcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000

Of course, the .mybookcredentials file contains authentication details for user with full rights. It used to work in 12.x, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu and right now (in 11.10) it mounts the share in read-only mode.

I also tried to replace smbfs with cifs with no result.

How can I mount my samba share (via fstab) with write permissions?


OK, I haven't noticed that my GID changed. After checking my UID using:

id -u username

And replacing with it the UID and GID in fstab file all works – I have read-write permissions to my mounted samba disc.

Best Answer

Try adding the "defaults" option

// /media/MyBookLive cifs defaults,credentials=/home/gacek/.mybookcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000

or the "rw" option.

// /media/MyBookLive cifs rw,credentials=/home/gacek/.mybookcredentials,uid=1000,gid=1000
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