I want to share files between win PC and linux easily
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Re: I want to share files between win PC and linux easily
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.
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
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.
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.