Instructions for mounting your storage drive on Ubuntu
Rice University has implemented an enterprise-class storage system for your documents. Undergraduates are allocated 2GB of storage quota on this new system.
Two methods exist to mount this storage drive under Ubuntu.
The first method will mount the drive only as needed, and must be run each time the user wants to connect to their storage drive. The second method will automatically mount the drive each time the computer is turned on.
Both methods require that you run the initial set of steps.
Disclaimer: These steps are all given under the assumption that the you as the user are not fluent with Linux. If that is not the case, feel free to modify the commands to suit your specific needs.
Mounting the storage drive requires Ubuntu to communicate with the Rice server. The name of the protocol which Linux uses to do this is called "cifs," the "Common Internet File System."
To install the necessary software, run the following command. It will ask you to enter your password, do so to continue.
In order to mount the drive, your computer needs to be able to authenticate against the Rice server. We will create a file with your user name and password to do this.