I have spent the entire evening, trying to access a ntfs-drive in my linux-box from my WinXP-Notebook but I just can't get it to work (and it's 3:50 a.m. now!)
I have put a 160GB harddisk into a linux box (LFS 5.1.1, console only) and mounted it:
/dev/hdd1 /mnt/toffi ntfs ro,uid=christoph,gid=christoph,umask=022 0 0
To check wether the data on the disk is ok, I then put in a Knoppix-Live-CD (3.6) and opened some of the Video-Files on the disk -> the disk and it's ntfs filesystem seem to be ok!
I then tried to share this disk using samba, to be able to access it from my notebook (WinXP): (from my smb.conf)
read only = yes
browsable = yes
valid users = christoph
The linux-pc shows up in my network neighbourhood, as do its shares, including my ntfs-disk. By double-clicking on 'toffi', I get a listing of the disk's root directory.
However, any further click causes the explorer window to freeze for about two minutes until a folder is opened or a context menu appears. In the opened folder, the file-listing often remains blank and if the files are listed, I cannot open them.
Copying files from the ntfs-disk to my windows-box will result in corrupted files.
This problem only applies to the ntfs-share. All the other (ReiserFS) shares work fine!
So I tried to mount the ntfs-share on the server-machine itself:
mount -t smbfs -o username=christoph,password=passwd //linbox/toffi /mnt/test
The ntfs-disk then gets mounted to /mnt/test and i can browse and list folders as much as I like but when I try to open a file with less, I get an error message:
smb_request: result -5, setting invalid
I did all this as root.
As the files are okay and the problem does not seem to be M$-specific, something has to be wrong with my Linux-machine.
So I booted from the Knoppix-Disk one more time, mounted the ntfs-disk and shared it and voilà: I can access any file from my notebook and it's fast! So I copied the samba-configuration from the Knoppix-disk (at least partly) but that didn't help either.
Maybe all this has to do with user-rights.. I don't know.. and I really do not have any idea what I can try..
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