Assume we've already created a SAMBA share with the following:
- the server IP address is "192.168.0.10" as found using ifconfig
- the name of the shared folder is "Data"
Let's assume the following credentials:
- the workgroup is "WORKGROUP" by default
- the account is "myusername"
- the password is "mypassword"
net use R: \\192.168.0.10\Data mypassword /USER:WORKGROUP\myusername /PERSISTENT:Yes
Mapping in linux adds an additional step. Instead of having drives, Ubuntu uses a directory system. Therefore, in order to map a network share, you must first create a directory to map to. Additionally, you have to have cifs-utils installed.
sudo apt-get install cifs-utils mkdir Data sudo mount -t cifs -o username=WORKGROUP\myusername -o password=mypassword //192.168.0.10/Data Data
What's next? Now you can make a linux network share and map it from Windows or another linux machine.