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Old 02-23-2005, 02:29 AM   #1
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Sharing external hard drive


I have an external hard drive connected to my Linux box. Is there a way to share this external hard drive so that Windows 2000 can view it? When I right-click on my external hard drive, there is no share option.

Also, is there a way to share my /home/ken/Desktop directory? How about sharing my /mnt/windows directory? I am unable to share these directories so that Windows 2000 can see it.

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Old 02-24-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Yes, one does that on Linux via Samba. You don't mention whether Samba is configured and running.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:35 AM   #3
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Yes I am using Samba. I use the smb4k program.

The thing is that it's easy to share files in that I just right-click a folder and select SHARE. No problem. However, when I try to share the external hard drive, or folders in the external hard drive, I get an error saying that only folders within the /home directory can be shared.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:08 PM   #4
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That's probably because you don't "own" the external drive.

If you want to share that external drive as a normal user you'll have to check the permissions of the drive and
how it's mounted.

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