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Old 12-29-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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I want to share files between win PC and linux easily


Hey yall, I'm new to these here parts, so bear with me, ya hear?

Got two PCs. One with Win 98, the other with Redhat 8.0.

I want to be able to transfer files from one to the other, and vice versa, easily, and hopefully without having to buy too much expensive hardware.

Do I need to get into Samba and all that junk? Cuz I don't really feel like learning that right now.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: I want to share files between win PC and linux easily

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Originally posted by caucci
Hey yall, I'm new to these here parts, so bear with me, ya hear?

Got two PCs. One with Win 98, the other with Redhat 8.0.

I want to be able to transfer files from one to the other, and vice versa, easily, and hopefully without having to buy too much expensive hardware.

Do I need to get into Samba and all that junk? Cuz I don't really feel like learning that right now.
You will need samba and nothing else really except your machines and network which I'm sure is already setup. But you will also need a little patience and wanting to learn or you will find yourself never getting them to network together to share files.

www.samba.org
 
Old 12-29-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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as trickykid said, you aren't going to get it going without a little patience and a little reading. this howto was about the the quickest for helping me get set up. skip the part 1 intro section and go down to parts 2 and 3 -- installing/using samba:
http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba-unofficial.html
 
Old 12-29-2003, 04:13 PM   #4
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well, you wont be able to do a direct print, but if all you want to do is share files, just get a FTP server. and give write access to the guest account (I think thats possable)

that way the win PC can write to the Lin PC's HD, and the Lin PC can share file with the win PC.

vsFTPd and proFTPd are both good servers, I use vsFTPd but proFTPd is slightly easier to setup, but both are easier to setup than samba.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 04:18 PM   #5
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Make sure to add redhat's samba configuration tools, they're very useful. And look into LinNeighborhood.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 05:49 PM   #6
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I found webmin takes much of the mystery out of configuring samba. Had options, such as force user and force group, that none of the other GUI tools had.... and there was no mention of those options in the sample smb.conf file either... or any of the tutorials I read either.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:37 PM   #7
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Use proftp andftp files back and forth
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:43 PM   #8
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With Redhat I was able to set up a win16 partition of about 500mb that can be read by 98 or Linux the partition program that came with the Redhat CD called it VFat (/opt file mount) Windows calls it win16. That was very easy, although you can't read all the windoz partitions you can share file very easy this way.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 07:52 PM   #9
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I really appreciate your speedy replies! May I one day know enough to return the favor...
 
Old 12-29-2003, 08:05 PM   #10
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Also try opening konqueror or nautilus and type smb:/// in the url. If you don't get any computers at least you know where to read up on samba to get it working.
 
  


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