In order to make use of the crossover cable both machines will have to be assigned to the same network. For example, in IP addressing
you might want to have one machine addressed 192.168.0.1
and the other 192.168.0.2
. That will setup the initial network. Next you will want to setup something called Samba
. This will help you setup your Linux machine as a file share server
. From there you will have to setup shares so that the files you want can be accessed.
You will have to do some of your own research but most of this information can be found at www.samba.org
. There are also many walkthroughs like at http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
which is my favorite administration site. Good Luck!