- Connect to the VPN.
- Visit the Find my N drive tool and look up your account. Copy the server path under N DRIVE LINUX e.g.
- Open a terminal (ensure you are a superuser e.g. root, or use the sudo prefix).
- Create a mount point, substituting
$usernamewith your computer account username:
- Mount the N drive to the mount point you just created. Ensure you use lowercase, replace
$usernamewith your username and
$serverwith the server path found earlier.
mount -t cifs $server -o username=$username,rw,sec=ntlmssp,vers=3.0 /mnt/$username
mount -t cifs //su1.uni.ds.port.ac.uk/uh/up668466 -o username=up668466,rw,sec=ntlmssp,vers=3.0 /mnt/up668466
- Enter your computer account password when prompted.
- Your N drive will now be connected. If you prefer to browse your N drive from the GUI navigate to the mnt folder.
Accessing your N Drive from Linux
It is assumed that you will be familiar with using the command-line in order to set up the N drive connection. Once connected you will be able to navigate the N drive both from the terminal or using the file browser in your GUI. You will need to connect to the VPN first.
Configure the connection
Ensure that you enter the commands precisely. These instructions have been tested on CentOS 7, Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10.
To disconnect your N drive: