I am trying to mount a folder from one Raspberry Pi to another one.

The Raspberry Pi I am trying to mount is running Ubuntu Mate and I have shared the folder and gave it guest access and write access.

The Pi which I am trying to add the mount to is running Raspbian.

So far I have tried to mount the drive by using:

sudo mount -t cifs // /media/NetworkDrive -o username=user,password=pass

and by editing the fstab and adding:

// /media/NetworkDrive cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0

but both results give me the same error:

Retrying with upper case share name
mount error(6): No such device or address
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks everyone!

  • Also for those wondering I can successfully ping the host server and all the user names and passwords match the computer Aug 16 '16 at 13:53

Well it seems that after working all day on this I have finally figured it out.

On my Raspberry Pi that i was using as the server (the one running Ubuntu Mate) I told it which folder I wanted to share.

In my edits to the fstab I had the server location as //, however since i already declared which folder i wanted to share all I had to do was point to the shared folder which was previously declared.

So the corrected fstab should be as follows:

// /media/NetworkDrive cifs guest,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8 0 0

Also this was just to test if i could mount my drive successfully so if you are to use this in a real application I highly recommend you use a credentials file

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