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Old 06-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #1
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File Sharing between Window 7 Starter and Ubuntu system running 10.04LTS and 11.04


Dear LQ forum members,
I have recently just bought a laptop with window 7 starter in it. I have 2 system at home running ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 11.04. How do I share the files between the window system and ubuntu system?

Appreciate to have immediate reply.
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JQ
 
Old 06-06-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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That depends

What level of 'sharing files' is adequate?
IF you only need to copy files back and forth, make sure OpenSSH is installed and running on the Linux machines and install WinSCP3 on the Windows machine.
If you need filesystem sharing (mounting, windows style, over the network) then make sure that you have SAMBA installed and running, and the shared area defined in the SAMBA configuration, then you should be able to mount it as a drive from the Windows machine.

For more detail, add detail about your requirement and what you want to make work.
(or, you could google for the solution you want. It is not exactly a new issue.)
 
Old 06-07-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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Dear wpeckham,
I would like to have file sharing over my home network(LAN).I have got samba install on my Dell Vostro 200.Problem now is the configuration part on the Dell Vostro 200 who is running ubuntu 11.04.I need help on the configuration part.

Appreciate your assist.
Thank you very much
 
Old 06-07-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Unison is another file sharing system, and was recommended to me recently on this same forum. I wanted to share files between my girlfriends XP system and my Ubuntu system ... Someone recommended I try Unison, and it is working out great. There is one file that is called 'share', that we put whatever it is we want to both access in. The set-up for it is pretty easy. Of course it must be installed on BOTH computers. Anyways here is the link: CLICK HERE FOR UNISON ... You may prefer to have samba, But I thought this other option may be helpful. You can also use it to access files on a different hard drive, on the SAME computer. Anywho ... Good luck!
 
Old 06-08-2011, 11:23 AM   #5
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Samba

SAMBA is the normal best way, it is MADE for shared folders between operating systems.
Windows, being crippled in many ways, has no native NFS functionality as either server or client. Linux, using SAMBA, can appear to export shares mountable by the windows client.
I would look at one of the HOW-TO documents available. Since you do NOT run a domain server on your home network, either the workgroup or stand-alone server configurations should serve.

I am not familiar with the Unison package. If memory serves, it is a replication package (in the same family as RSYNC, but at a lower level and available as native binary on more platforms). IF you have enough disk space to spare on both machines, it should work as well and be a little easier to set up.

LINKS: SAMBA as a PDC (if you want your own domain style network)
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...nux,_and_Samba

Notes on running SAMBA at home I found at http://www.hackorama.com/network/samba.shtml

And a somewhat detailed document that may help is at http://www.melbpc.org.au/pcupdate/2403/2403article7.htm
 
  


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