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 How to Mount a Network Drive (DNS-323) in Linux Mint

Using Samba:

1. Install the smbfs package;

2. Create the directory for the mount (ex: /media/lua);

3.1 If you want to have the drive mounted only once use the mount command:

sudo mount -t cifs // /media/lua -o guest,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777

3.2 If you want to have the drive mounted every time you boot, edit the /etc/fstab file:

// /media/lua cifs guest,rw,uid=1000,gid=1000,nounix,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

4. To load the fstab just type on the console:

sudo mount -a


Using NFS (if you have the 1.08 firmware or higher on the DNS-323):

(important: this instructions work but with firmware 1.09 I found NFS to be quite unstable)

1. Install nfs-common package;

2. Install NFS on the DNS-323 (you have to download the Add-On from the D-Link site and install/activate it on the Add-Ons section of the administration page of DNS-323). Add on Network Access configuration of the DNS-323 the IPs of the machines which you want to have access to the drive. Later, if you have some problems connecting to the DNS-323 after a restart you may have to stop/restart the NFS service;

3. Create the directory for the mount (ex: /media/lua);

4. Edit the /etc/fstab file and write something like: /media/lua nfs users,rw,auto 0 0

5. To load the fstab just type on the console:

sudo mount -a


  • You will have to adapt the above commands to your IP and folders;
  • To edit the /etc/fstab just select "Open as administrator" with your mouse right button.

Tags: network drive dns-323
Created: 5 years ago.
Last edited: 4 years ago.
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1 month ago

Where do you get this smbfs package? I am running mint and I checked the software download section and there is nothing there with smbfs?  
2 years ago

i have followed this tutorial with a slight change and it worked, however i dont have write access to that drive. how can i fix that?
this is what i used: /media/NFS nfs users,rw,hard,intr 0 0
3 years ago

Thank you for the help! Had to install cifs-utils though to get the mount instructions to work.  
4 years ago

I'm an absolute newbie. I don't even know how to create a directory (step 2). Could this be written so that a person as green as the Mint color on my desktop would understand it?
4 years ago

Thank you! Working great using NFS with firmware 1.09.  
5 years ago

I have a question how to mount a printer that is on server and want to access from the client of that server. The client may be mint 8 or 9  

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