Thursday, 6 May 2010

Lucid Lynx and mounting Windows shares using cifs

By default in Lucid it would seem that it is impossible to mount a windows share using the mount.cifs command

This is because the 'set uid bit' is not set.

It can be sorted by the following commands

sudo chmod +s `which mount.cifs`
sudo chmod +s `which umount.cifs`

Courtesy of of


  1. and this is why Linux is _still_ not ready for the desktop.

    ...and why my laptop runs OS X

  2. It may not be ready for *your* desktop; it is certainly ready for mine ;-)