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Old 07-21-2006, 05:03 AM   #1
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Make Windows XP connect with Ubuntu Linux


I am very new with the Linux system and I am having the hard time making Windows XP see Ubuntu Linux.

My Dilemma is the Ubuntu Linux PC can view Windows XP PC, but it doesn't work the other way around. Can anyone help me solve my problem. Thank you!
 
Old 07-21-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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What do you mean by "view"? You want to share files over the network?
 
Old 07-21-2006, 06:09 AM   #3
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I meant by view is to see and connect the Ubuntu Linux on my network neighborhood.. I can share my Windows XP to Ubuntu...but since I can't see my Ubuntu PC ...my linux pc can't share its files to my Windows XP
 
Old 07-21-2006, 07:48 AM   #4
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You'll need to install and configure samba. This is not enabled by default. Unfortunately it's rather more difficult to do in Linux than it is in Windows. If you search this site and the web you should find plenty of information on how to do it though.
 
Old 07-21-2006, 08:55 PM   #5
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I tried looking it up on the web but wasn't able to find the one that suits my need...would you be able to help find it? its really difficult to find what i am looking for
 
Old 07-22-2006, 05:40 AM   #6
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I'm afraid I'm no expert when it comes to setting up Samba either. As you say, all the guides seem to be aimed at complicated corporate domain setups, and I haven't yet found a guide for simple home network filesharing. If I do find one, I'll let you know!
 
Old 07-22-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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thank you...

yeah things are so complicated when you are very new with an operating system such as Linux. well thanks. Hopefully there will be someone out there that can solve my problem.. so that others that has the same problem as myself will benefit from it
 
Old 07-22-2006, 09:43 PM   #8
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Follow this guide. Step-by-step!

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#Samba_Server
 
Old 07-23-2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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Thanks will try that one. I ain't sure if I have samba server on my Ubuntu Desktop...will try that when I get the chance and let you guys know if it works... thanks
 
  


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