Accessing H: space using Linux

GNOME

1. Log on to a School computer or the Remote Desktop|

2. Double-click My Computer

3. Make a note of your H: space server and H: space folder. For example the user called SMITHYGF would enter student2 and s_users respectively.

4. Connect your Linux laptop to the internet

5. If you are connecting from off-site, connect to the VPN server|. If you are using an LSE plug-in point on campus or in Residences go straight to step 6 below

6. Using your Internet browser, connect to the LSE web site at http://www.lse.ac.uk|

7. Click Places | Connect to Server...

8. From the Service type: drop-down menu, select Windows share

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9. In the Server: textbox, enter st??.lse.ac.uk (where st?? is the H: space server you made a note of in step 3 above, e.g. student2.lse.ac.uk)

10. In the Share: textbox, enter the H: space folder you made a note of in step 3 above, e.g. s_users

11. In the Folder: textbox, enter your LSE username, e.g. SMITHYGF

12. In the User Name: textbox, enter your LSE username, e.g. SMITHYGF

13. In the Domain Name textbox, enter lse.ac.uk

14. Click Connect

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15. Enter your LSE password and click Connect

16. If a message pops up as shown below, click OK

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17. Your H: space folder is mounted as ?_users on st??.lse.ac.uk on your desktop.

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Open the mounted folder, enter LSE as the domain when prompted and then enter your LSE password

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18. Click Connect

19. Select your username from the list that is displayed on the screen and open the folder

20. If you're prompted with a log on box, enter your LSE username preceded by LSE\, e.g. lse\smithygf, enter your password and then click OK

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Manual mounting for older systems or command line users:

1. Log on to a School computer or Remote Desktop|

2. Double-click My Computer

3. Make a note of your H: space server and H: space folder. For example the user called SMITHYGF would enter student2 and s_users respectively.

4. Connect your Linux laptop to the internet

5. If you are connecting from off-site, connect to the VPN server|. If you are using an LSE plug-in point on campus or in Residences go straight to step 6 below

6. Using your Internet browser, connect to the LSE web site at http://www.lse.ac.uk|

7. Make a note of the username you used to log on to Linux

8. You will need to edit the Samba configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf. Use your favourite super-user editor (e.g gedit, kwrite) to open the file smb.conf, and change the Workgroup setting  to LSE

9. Open the Terminal program

10. At the Terminal prompt type the following commands one after the other:

             mkdir /mnt/hspace (press Enter)

su (press Enter, and type your Linux administrative password at the password prompt.)

mount  -t  smbfs  -o  username=yourLSEusername   //st??.lse.ac.uk/?_users   /mnt/hspace

(where yourLSEusername is your LSE username, st? is the server you made a note of in step 3 above and ?_users is your H: space folder. Note: there is a space before /mnt/hspace).

Press Enter and type your LSE password at the prompt, then press Enter again

11. If you get any error messages it is probably because the smbfs package is missing, you will need to install it using your software package manager or via the command line, as follows:

RHEL-based systems: yum install smbfs

Debian-based systems: apt-get install smbfs

12. Exit from the super-user prompt by typing exit, then press Enter

13. List the contents of your H: space by entering the command

 ls /mnt/hspace/yourLSEusername

(e.g. ls /mnt/hspace/smithygf)

 14. You can also use your favourite file browser package to view the contents of /mnt/hspace/yourLSEusername (your H: space)

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Reviewed September 2012

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