Map network drive

Asked by earlak on 2009-02-10

Hi, this question is probably for some of you Ubuntu veterans. I was wondering if there was a GUI tool for mapping a network drive in Ubuntu 8.04LTS or if there was one I could install instead of having to go through all that scripting or having to use the terminal


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what do you mean mapping the network drive? like being able to browse a remote hard drive? If so which protocol are you using to share it?

You can connect to a remote network share using the menu "Places -> Connect to Server..". If it's a Windows box you're connecting to then choose "Windows Share" from the 'Service type' box. Then fill in the rest of the details.

You'll get an icon on your desktop, which when clicked should open up the share on the remote machine.

earlak (com-tech12) said : #3

Thanks Alan that answered my Q, I didn't know that could do that.

Whalen (zwhalen671) said : #4

im running ubuntu 8.10 and there is no tab to "connect to server" I am trying to connect to an xbox which i am using as a server. i have gotten it to work on my vista desktop but would like to access the info from my ubuntu 8.10 and have tried any thing but i do not know what to do.. please help me ..


vhyper (damonryals) said : #5

to connect to a modified xbox(1)'s files via ftp using the nautilus file browser / management utility (the default file browser in my version of ubuntu, 8.10 desktop edition), do this:

Open nautilus, go to File-> Connect to Server

in the dialogue that opens up specify FTP (with login), at the IP address your xbox has on the network (i made mine static to avoid aggravation), port 21 and u/n xbox p/w xbox is the default on most mod'd xboxes. that should pop open a window with your files all there.

this is the first time i've ever been able to give rather than receive advice about linux!