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Old 03-31-2005, 04:01 PM   #1
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Sharing a cd drive in linux possible?


hi guys/gals,
Quick question. I use linux for nearly 90% of day to day tasks. I still need windows for work related stuff and backing up my dvd collection (yes i mean backing up, £15 per DVD in the UK, i dont want my originals getting scratched). Until i remember how to get dvdbackup to work under mandrake then this is the case. My question is this: Can i use my work windoz box to access my linux box dvd drive, backup that disk and write it back to my linux box {using DVDshrink or similar}. They are both connected to the network. I know sharing cd drives is possible under windoz, so i instantly presume this is possible under superior linux
Any comments will be greatly appreciated {apart from ones i dont like}

{Apologies to mods in advance if this is posted in the wrong place}.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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I don't if I have understood you well BUT
Yes you can access linux shares from windows using SAMBA.
You gotta setup & configure samba on your linux box and then you can make shares on your linux box and then browse them from the windows pc.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 11:53 PM   #3
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thanks evil_empire

Can i share a cd drive under SAMBA?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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Yes.
You can mount the cd drive to a mount point, and then share this mount point with samba.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:40 AM   #5
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think I understand your intention....

-make iso´s from your CD`s (to protect the originals)
-store the files on a linux box (samba share)
-if needed, access this files (as cd-image) from your win-boxes

????
 
Old 04-01-2005, 02:16 AM   #6
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Thanks all

Will let u know how i get on.
 
  


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