In my home network I have an Ubuntu machine that is running Samba server. My Windows machine is easily able to browse through the folders after providing a username and password.
However when I try to run smb://server from my Raspberry Pi 2 it is not able to access the shared folder(s). What am I doing wrong as I am a newbie in the Pi World.

  • What's the output from smb://server?
    – eekfonky
    Sep 22, 2016 at 13:31
  • it didnt go thru,letme look for the output and attach forgive me that was a while back letme find the Rasp Pi, I resorted to turning my old desktop to an Ubuntu server and installing everything there
    – Manny265
    Sep 22, 2016 at 20:57

2 Answers 2


You can use mount command 

sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.x.x/<your-share> /home/pi/my-share username=pi, password=mypass

You may need to install cifs-utils

  • tried this already it did not work.but when I use smbclient I can view the contents of the folder.
    – Manny265
    Apr 25, 2016 at 11:24
apt-get install samba-common smbclient samba-common-bin smbclient

Then try it

  • You have smbclient twice, and besides the OP said he had it installed. Sep 22, 2016 at 13:56
  • this did not make a difference when I tried it then but I will re run
    – Manny265
    Sep 22, 2016 at 20:57

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