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To connect to your local Lehigh windows shares (H Drive) from linux follow these steps.  You'll be mounting the windows share as a disk using the mount command.

Step-by-step guide

You'll need to be root to mount the shared spaces.  The examples below show the use of sudo. 


1) Map your H: drive ( home directory )

Replace "abc218" with your actual username in the example below to mount your H: drive ( home directory ).  


$ mkdir /mnt/H
$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=abc218,vers=2.0 //homefs.cc.lehigh.edu/home/username /mnt/H

2)  For Faculty/Staff, the common space can be mounted with the following commands.  

In this example, replace "abc218" with your actual username, and the "dept" with your actual common department space (eg. a-s/chemistry if you are in the chemistry department)

$ mkdir /mnt/common
$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=abc218,vers=2.0 //common.cc.lehigh.edu/common/dept /mnt/common



  • For recent releases of linux (kernel > 4.11), you may not need to specify a SMB version (vers=2.0) in the options as shown above.
  • It will prompt your for your password on the mount command.
  • Your linux distro may need to install keyutils, cifs-utils, smbclient