Mount does not show Samba files

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Sep 12 03:36:00 GMT 2006

Arun Biyani wrote:
> I am having some problems accessing files on a Linux server in Cygwin. 
> The files are
> exported via Samba. I can see the whole directory using my computer, 
> which shows
> a Y: directory on machine Goddard. However, "ls /y" prints no such file. 
> What am
> I doing wrong? This used to work. Transcript below.
> Thx
> Arun
> [cygwin$:515] net use \\\\goddard\\abiyani y:
> The command completed successfully.

You don't need to do this since you've mounted the UNC path below but since
you did, what does 'ls /cygdrive/y' say?

> [cygwin$:516] ls /y
> ls: /y: No such file or directory
> [cygwin$:517] mount
> C:\win\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (binmode)
> C:\win\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (binmode)
> \\goddard\abiyani on /y type system (binmode,noexec)
> C:\win\cygwin on / type system (binmode)
> c: on /c type system (binmode,noumount)
> i: on /i type system (binmode,noumount)
> s: on /s type system (binmode,noumount)
> [cygwin$:518] ls /y
> ls: /y: No such file or directory

What does 'ls //goddard/abiyani' say?

> [cygwin$:519] mount //goddard/abiyani /y
> mount: /y: Device or resource busy
> [cygwin$:520]

Right.  You've mounted here already.

Larry Hall                    
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