Samba sharing allows multiple systems to share single resources over a network, like sharing a printer reduces hardware cost. Also, share the directory server using samba and mount it on remote systems easily. This tutorial will help you to mount remote samba share to Ubuntu, Debian, or Linux Mint systems.

Steps to Mount Samba Share on Ubuntu and Debian

This tutorial assumes that you have already shared a directory on the remote system. Now, we will mount that shared directory to our Ubuntu or Debian system. Follow the step-by-step guide for the mounting of remote samba share on the Ubuntu and Debian systems. Also enables to automount shared drive even after system reboot.

Step 1 – You need to install package cifs-utils on your system. Run the following command on the terminal for the installation.sudo apt install cifs-utils Step 2 – After that create a directory to mount the share drive.sudo mkdir /media/share Step 3 – Now create a credentials file to your system. Make this as a hidden file using dot (.) for security purposes. It’s good to create it in your home directory.nano /root/.smbcredentials Set the samba username and password to the above file.username=smb_username password=smb_password Save your file and make it readable for the root account only. This will restrict access to all non-root accounts.


In this tutorial, you have learned to mount remote samba share on a Unix-like system. Also enabled to mount a remote share on system boot. Add the line at end of the file as follows. Change values as per yours. Save file and close it.