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Old 09-17-2004, 08:02 AM   #1
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accessing data on other pc


I use Mandrake10 & got my wireless card working without any problem, but the HD with my data is on the other pc (winME).

I must admit that i have no clue how to access it. I read something about samba, but don't know what it is exactly for.
What I tried yet is quite embarrassing I just thought i'd try it like windows and type in mozilla //pc-name/folder. I tried //IP/folder too, but it just refused the connection. (what I really should have known before...)
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:15 AM   #2
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You need samba to connect between Windows & Linux. Client-part if you connect Linux -> Windows, server if Windows -> Linux.
You could of course setup an ftp-server in Windows, don't know if there are any free?
And while we're talking about this: that 'fish'-protocol used in konqueror - does anybody know if it can that be used for sharing?
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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You could try

smbmount //pc-name/folder /mnt

(assuming you have a directory /mnt ready to use as a mount point). If the app is installed you should get a password prompt, and the contents of 'folder' should appear at /mnt. Check the man page for smbmount for more details.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:43 AM   #4
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In KDE try going to smb:// in Konqueror .... I think that's the one.

Windows file sharing in Linux is still sort of painful. The fish protocol is only useful between two linux installations I'm afraid, not for connecting to Windows.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 08:54 AM   #5
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hi,

you may want to read the following:
"http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/MandrakeLinux/91/en/Starter.html/wiz-samba.html"
"http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/MandrakeLinux/91/en/Starter.html/diskdrake-smb.html"
"http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/MandrakeLinux/91/en/Starter.html/konqueror.html#konqueror-file-sharing"
"http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/MandrakeLinux/91/en/Starter.html/diskdrake-fileshare.html"
 
Old 09-17-2004, 09:38 AM   #6
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The Konqueror trick works nicely. But I need smb://machinename/folder

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Old 09-17-2004, 10:21 AM   #7
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thanks a lot! the smbmount & the konqueror thing work perfectly...that's exactly what i was looking for
 
  


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