Connecting to Multidrive on a Linux machine

This article explains how to connect to the Multidrive from an off-domain computer running Linux. 

VPN connection required

The following steps require you to first make a connection to the campus VPN. (VPN instructions for Linux). Your Multidrive will only function while connected to the Internet with a working secure VPN connection.  If you disconnect from the Internet or wake your device from sleep, you will likely have to reconnect the VPN first before being able to access the Multidrive.

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  1. From the Linux desktop menu, select Files.
  2. In the left sidebar, select Other Locations.
  3. In the Connect to Server field, enter smb://
  4. Select Connect.
  5. In the window that appears, select Registered User under Connect As.
  6. Enter the following information:
    • Username: your Michigan Tech account name (see example)
    • Domain: mtu
    • Password: your Michigan Tech password
    • You can also select your preference for remembering your password
  7. Select Connect.
  8. A window with your multidrive folders should be automatically displayed.  If not, it can be found on the left sidebar.
  9. If you need to access your multidrive from a terminal, you can find the path for it by running the following path after you finish mounting your drive graphically.
  10. echo "/run/user/$(id -u $USER)/gvfs/,share=multidrive"



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