I have a fileserver that is running 64bit Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, as is my laptop and (nearly) all other computers on my home network. I can mount and explore all drives on the fileserver from my laptop in Nemo (provided they are mounted in the server). So far, so good. This works well enough for me.....however.....
I am attempting to "dumb down" a system for my wife and need to set Mint up so that all she need do is to click on a link and it will take her where she wants to go. So far I have been unable to find a method whereby any directories on the file server can be automatically mounted and accessed by a link on the desktop. In (cough) Windoze all I needed to do was right click on a file/folder/drive and create a shortcut. I could even set the shortcut to absolute or relative addresses. How do I do this in Linux.
eg: set up a link to this address : //MediaServer/Documents which is a drive labelled "Documents (dev/sdd1) on the computer named MediaServer (IP address: 192.168.1.102) on my laptop (called "lappy" ip 192.168.1.116) File sharing on the home network has never needed passwords but If necessary I can do so, but am trying to remove a layer of complexity.
Please can someone spell out how I can do this in Linux in a simple and understandable way? I know enough of Windoze to be dangerous, Linux, I do not have a clue. i.e. assume that I do not know what SUDO is or that I need a password to access Super User rights, (I've found from a lot of my reading that, often, Linux "experts" tend to forget that beginners searching for an answer have forgotten that learners may not understand that "open a terminal as root" means open the "program" called "terminal" and then type "SUDO -i" followed by your password (which will not be shown on the screen".
I tried to follow various tutorials and so far, I haven't found a method that even works on my system.
This is the result of inxi -Fxz for my laptop
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leigh@leigh-Lappie ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: leigh-Lappie Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C50D-B v: PSCN4A-02G00H Mobo: TOSHIBA model: ZBWAE v: 1.00 Bios: TOSHIBA v: 5.30 date: 08/26/2015 CPU: Dual core AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 5389 clock speeds: max: 1350 MHz 1: 1350 MHz 2: 1000 MHz Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R2 Graphics] bus-ID: 00:01.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: AMD MULLINS (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.13.0-36-generic, LLVM 5.0.0) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 531.1GB (9.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABF0 size: 500.1GB ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Patriot_Memory size: 31.0GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 127G used: 42G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.69GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 62.2C mobo: N/A gpu: 62.0 Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 200 Uptime: 35 min Memory: 1053.0/3375.9MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
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System: Host: MediaServer Kernel: 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: GA-MA770-US3 Bios: Award v: FA date: 04/09/2009 CPU: Quad core AMD Phenom 9650 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 18483 clock speeds: max: 2300 MHz 1: 1150 MHz 2: 1150 MHz 3: 2300 MHz 4: 1150 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA G96 [GeForce 9400 GT] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: NV96 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 Card-2 C-Media Audio Adapter driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 001-011 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-36-generic Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: de00 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: HDD Total Size: 4270.9GB (42.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EADS size: 1000.2GB ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD800JD size: 80.0GB ID-3: /dev/sdc model: MAXTOR_STM316021 size: 160.0GB ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST3120026AS size: 120.0GB ID-5: USB /dev/sde model: Storage_Device size: 1000.2GB ID-6: USB /dev/sdf model: Ext_HDD_1021 size: 1000.2GB ID-7: USB /dev/sdg model: Storage_Device size: 160.0GB ID-8: USB /dev/sdh model: 3AS size: 750.2GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 67G used: 14G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc5 ID-2: swap-1 size: 6.44GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdc6 RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: No active sensors found. Have you configured your sensors yet? mobo: N/A gpu: 86.0 Info: Processes: 199 Uptime: 14 min Memory: 535.3/5960.6MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 leigh@MediaServer ~ $