Recently, I bought a LaCie Ethernet Disk of 1 TB capacity for storing personal files and folders containing music, movies, photos, etc. Accessing the disk on Windows machine was easy and the manual had detailed information on how to use it on a Windows machine. However, I needed to mount it on my Debian Linux. I searched the manual but there was not enough information in it regarding how to exactly mount this device.

Following is the command how to mount it:

mount -t cifs //192.168.0.5/data /mnt/ -o username=EDMINI/admin,password=***

where

192.168.0.5 – IP address of LaCie Ethernet disk

data - Is “share” that I had created on the disk in Windows

EDMINI – Is network name of the disk. This was assigned as the default.

admin – Default username

password – password that you choose for user ‘admin’

Important Notes:

You need to make sure that your kernel supports CIFS module. You can check that by the following command:

# cat /boot/config-2.6.24 | grep CIFS
CONFIG_CIFS=m

or
# cat /boot/config-2.6.24 | grep CIFS
CONFIG_CIFS=y

Either ‘m‘ or ‘y‘ is just fine.

That’s it. Happy LaCie’ing!

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