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Old 05-18-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
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Question Assign a specific drive letter to a network location in crossover office?


Can crossover office assign a specific drive letter to a network location?
I have a Windows network consisting of a Windows 2000 server with numerous WinXP and Win2000 workstations. But I'm seriously wanting to switch over to Linux.
I have a MSaccess database in a folder called "database" on the server. The workstations have mapped network drives to the database. These mapped drives have to have a specific drive letter assigned to them or we can't access the database tables. The person that originally set this up is telling me that's the only way it will work.
I have set up a couple of the workstations with Ubuntu and Crossover Office. I can run MSaccess just fine on the Ubuntu machines. In configuring crossover office I see that it assigns drive letters, but I can't choose which letter to use.
Is this possible and if so how do I do it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 04:50 PM   #2
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Can crossover office assign a specific drive letter to a network location?
I have a Windows network consisting of a Windows 2000 server with numerous WinXP and Win2000 workstations. But I'm seriously wanting to switch over to Linux.
I have a MSaccess database in a folder called "database" on the server. The workstations have mapped network drives to the database. These mapped drives have to have a specific drive letter assigned to them or we can't access the database tables. The person that originally set this up is telling me that's the only way it will work.
I have set up a couple of the workstations with Ubuntu and Crossover Office. I can run MSaccess just fine on the Ubuntu machines. In configuring crossover office I see that it assigns drive letters, but I can't choose which letter to use.
Is this possible and if so how do I do it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Its definetly possible however via other means
from memory Crossover Office (now Crossover Linux) only allows you to assign a drive to a local folder

however you are able to map Network path to a folder in ubuntu
eg. /media/windowsshare

you may then set
h: drive to /media/windowsshare in Crossover Linux
 
Old 05-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, I'll try that.
 
  


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