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Old 11-21-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Brand Newbie can't connect to his Windows shares at home


OK folks, I've browsed around the forum a bit, and you guys are way over my head, but here goes anyway.
I'm running my first linux system on a Dell mini, connecting to a wireless network that was set up simply to share internet access through a linksys router (first time I've done that too). I managed to connect to the internet no problem, but can't seem to locate or connect to the shared files from the 2 windows (xp) computers that are sharing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using?
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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What GUI are you using as well? (KDE, Gnome, whatever)
 
Old 11-21-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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the long and the short of it is samba .... google samba and your distro and theres sure to be a tutorial theres also a good video tutorial called zero to samba in six minutes here

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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What distribution are you using?
Ubuntu? I bought the system pre-installed from Dell
 
Old 11-21-2008, 11:33 PM   #6
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Yes, Dell uses Ubuntu.

To connect to your Windows shares as though they are a disk connected you your system, you need smbfs. You should be able to open Synaptic, the graphical installation tool in Ubuntu, just search for it. You could also install from the command line using:

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sudo apt-get install smbfs
This guide should get you set up and working.

You said you have the Dell mini, are you referring to the Inspiron Mini9 netbook?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 10:01 AM   #7
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GUI?

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What GUI are you using as well? (KDE, Gnome, whatever)
Not sure..how would I find out?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 10:09 AM   #8
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You said you have the Dell mini, are you referring to the Inspiron Mini9 netbook?[/QUOTE]

Yes,tiny little thing!
 
Old 11-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #9
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What GUI are you using as well? (KDE, Gnome, whatever)
Sorry, found it, it's Gnome
 
  


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