Connect to Network Drives used by the College of Liberal Arts on a computer running a Linux operating system.
On a PC, network drives are given a letter designation. This is why you may hear Liberal Arts network drives referred to as the H, S, and U drives.
Connecting Off Campus
If you are connecting to a Liberal Arts network drive off campus, establish a VPN connection first. Instructions can be found here: Connect to TAMU VPN
- These screen shots are from Mint Linux Cinnamon. Open your File Manager.
- Under the "File" menu item click Connect to Server...
- In the "Connect to Server" window change the Type from FTP to Windows share. A Windows share maybe be also referred to as Samba or SMB.
- In the "Server:" field enter the address for the Liberal Arts server clafs3.cla.tamu.edu . The example below is to connect to your H drive. Please place your NetID in place of netid. See the step 7 below for a list of Liberal Arts Network Drives.
- Click the remember this password. This will make it easy to reconnect to this network drive location later.
- Click Connect.
List of Liberal Arts Network Drives
CLA Domain Server Addresses
Network Drive Common Name
Access H Drive clafs3.cla.tamu.edu /home/netid Only you have access to the H drive. Netid is to be replaced with your netid. S Drive clafs3.cla.tamu.edu /shares/DEPT
Everyone in your department can see items in the S drive. DEPT is to be replaced with your department's 4 letter abbreviation.
There are some folders in the S drive that only select people can view. This varies by department; please ask your local Liberal Arts IT professional if you are unsure about a folder's access or need a folder with restricted access.
U Drive clafs3.cla.tamu.edu /shares/Universal
Everyone in the College of Liberal Arts can see items in the U drive.
There are some folders in the U drive that only select people can view. Please ask your local Liberal Arts IT professional if you are unsure about a folder's access or need a college-wide folder with restricted access.