These instructions have been tested on CentOS 7, Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10

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. Ensure that you enter the commands precisely.

If you are accessing your N drive OFF CAMPUS then you will need to set-up the VPN first:
https://kb.myport.ac.uk/Article/Index/12/4?id=2596

  1. Locate account path from the Find My N Drive web page: http://sdtools.port.ac.uk/findmyndrive/

    N drive network addresses for different version of OSs

    Hint: your account path will be displayed similar to this, but make sure you enter the details in lower case.

    \\SU1.uni.ds.port.ac.uk\UH\UP668466

  2. Open a terminal (ensure you are a superuser e.g. root, or use the sudo prefix)

    The super user command entered in the terminal

    Where variables are stated remember to replace $username with your username, and $server with the server details as found from the Find My N Drive web page. Hint: Do not enter the $ symbol into the command.

  3. Create a mount point
    mkdir /mnt/$username

    The mount point command entered in the terminal
  4. Mount the N drive to the mount point you just created mount -t cifs //su1.uni.ds.port.ac.uk/$server/$username -o
    username=$username,rw,sec=ntlmssp,vers=3.0 /mnt/$username

    The commands for mounting the N drive to the mount point entered in the terminal
  5. You will be prompted to enter your network password.

    The request for the network password displayed on the terminal
  6. Your N drive will now be connected.

    If you prefer to browse your N drive from the GUI navigate to the mnt folder.

    The N drive displayed as a folder

Disconnecting the N drive

To disconnect from your N drive
umount /mnt/$username

The disconnect command entered in the terminal

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