Mounting Ubuntu Server to a Novell Server

This is very similar to mapping a network drive in Windows. But I like to point out that this is not the same as accessing a share over Samba or Windows File Sharing. You do not have to share a file or directory in Novell to use this tool. It lets you map any Novell directory to your Linux box. I also like to point out that this tool needs to know your Novell username & your Linux username, and these two should both have sufficient permissions to be doing this. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Make sure you have ncpmount installed by typing:

    sudo apt-get install ncpmount

  2. Map & Mount the Novell Drive by typing:

    ncpmount
    -S servername
    -A fully.qualified.domain.name
    -U Novell_Username.Context
    -v Novell/path/to/source/of/mapping
    -u Linux_username
    -g Linux_group
    /path/to/mount/location

  3. I broke that all onto their own lines just so that it would be easier to read, but you should enter it all on one line. I found a really great ncpmount resource here.