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I'm new to Linux. I installed RedHat 9.0, got my nic working, internet works via a win2k server machine running M$ Internet Connection Sharing, it works fine Now this win2k server machine is also my file storage pc with a big hdd, and the folder all my mp3 files and movies are in is shared on that machine.
What is the easiest way to access this windows shared folder?? Do I need to d/l & install samba or does RH9.0 has standard solutions for this? Any help would be VERY welcome!
If you aren't connecting to your Linux box from a Windows box, then you don't need the full Samba install. All you need to access a Windows box from Linux is the samba-client and prob'ly samba-common packages. There won't be any configuring involved.
To make it easier, you can then install LinNeighborhood to easily browse a Windows network.
Hi I found out - just clich the Redhat button and select Network Servers. Then it automatically shows the workgroup you are in and you can easily select the computer you want to connect to.
I selected my windows 2003 server and it asked for my username & password - first I made a mistake entering my password - after that it kept refusing me and said I had no access. When I rebooted it asked for my username & password again, now I made no mistake and it went *perfect*!
Now, how can I mount this network drive??? Is this possible? Or do I need samba or linneighborhood for this under Redhat 9.0?
I want the network drive to be mounted when I boot linux.
Actually, that previous post won't work, I believe. Since you're wanting to mount a samba drive, you might have to use smbmount, or mount it using mount -t smbfs -- if someone has experience here, feel free to extend my comment. I just know that mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows will mount the first *local* harddrive, which isn't what we need to do.
By the way, if you use mount -t smbfs '//hostname/sharedrivename' /mnt/windows (assuming you created /mnt/windows), that should work. Just sub in the Windows computer's host name and the name of the share drive.
I have been using the Network Servers option in redhat 9 also, but have trouble with it finding my network 100% of the time. Half the time it is opened it just sits there rather than bringing up a list of avaliable machines, although they are present on the network. Anyone have any idea what would cause this intermitent issue? Thanks!