I have a Raspberry Pi directly connected to a Windows 98 machine with a crossover Ethernet cable. I have made a shared directory on the Windows 98 machine (completely open). The problem arises when I try to mount the shared folder on the RPi.
The commands I have tried are as follows:
sudo mount.cifs //<ip-adress>/share /mount/directory -o port=#
sudo mount -t cifs -o guest //<ip-adress>/share /mount/directory
sudo mount -t cifs -o port=# //<ip-adress>/share /mount/directory
All of these give me the same error: "Host is down".
I can ping the windows 98 from the Pi and vice versa; a
nmap scan also shows that the two can talk together.
If I open the file manager, I can access the shares:
And from there I can create and delete folders, files etc. The problem, however, is that I need to be able to access the share using a path to run my backup script.
What am I doing wrong?