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Old 11-30-2012, 10:37 AM   #1
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Creating XP Desktop icons on Mint Desktop


Greetings!

I regularly use Remmina on my Maya XFCE flash drive (on a laptop) via wifi to my XP desktop, but what I'd really like to do is what I used to on a Mac, that is create icons of my XP desktop on my Mint desktop to open like a regular file. It's really complicated for this non-techie to tinker with the Network menu and such. Are there any step by step instructions on accomplishing this?

Thanks!

Jim in NYC
 
Old 11-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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Just so we are clear about your intentions, you have Mint installed to a flash drive, you plug the Mint flash in the laptop and want to connect to the Desktop running xp?? If that's it, samba is what you need. You can search here at LQ or google setting up samba on Mint(?) version number. If that's not what you want, more details.
 
Old 11-30-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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the XP program icons tend to be locked up in the MS windows *.exe file
IF you OWN a licensed install of Visual studio you can extract the bitmap icon "MOST " of the time from the binary
BUT not always

or

the icon bitmap is in a windows dll
also visual studio can extract it - most of the time .

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but what I'd really like to do is what I used to on a Mac, that is create icons of my XP desktop on my Mint desktop to open like a regular file.
not 100% sure what you mean be that

run XP programs ON mint?
just go to the windows partition / or drive on the network FROM mint
( if the last look into "Network File Shares " )
 
Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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Just so we are clear about your intentions, you have Mint installed to a flash drive, you plug the Mint flash in the laptop and want to connect to the Desktop running xp?? If that's it, samba is what you need. You can search here at LQ or google setting up samba on Mint(?) version number. If that's not what you want, more details.
Okay, maybe I shouldn't had mentioned the flash drive part because it might sound confusing. I totally run Maya XFCE on a flash drive but this issue is the same if I ran it on a HD. What I'm trying to do is wifi link with my XP desktop such that a icon of that XP desktop appears om my Mint screen which I can click open to access whose files as though it was my own home HD. Macs were able to do that between Macs and XP and I want to see whether it's doable in Mint.

Thanks!

Jim in NYC
 
Old 11-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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the XP program icons tend to be locked up in the MS windows *.exe file
IF you OWN a licensed install of Visual studio you can extract the bitmap icon "MOST " of the time from the binary
BUT not always

or

the icon bitmap is in a windows dll
also visual studio can extract it - most of the time .


not 100% sure what you mean be that

run XP programs ON mint?
just go to the windows partition / or drive on the network FROM mint
( if the last look into "Network File Shares " )
Okay look below please!

Jim in NYC
 
Old 11-30-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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Then what you need to do is set up samba. You can take a look at the tutorial below or google setting up samba with Mint and xp/windows if you don't like this tutorial:

http://www.noobslab.com/2012/03/conf...en-ubuntu.html
 
Old 11-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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You can just mount the Windows share with CIFS and it will show up in your filesystem like any other directory.
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:16 AM   #8
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Okay, I downloaded Samba via Synaptic and shall see about sweating through the details getting this puppy to work after church! Your advice has been _invaluable!_ for our home school! Thanks a trillion!

Jim in NYC
 
  


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