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Old 12-10-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
708crane
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hello everyone. new here and to ubuntu


Hi everyone.

i have been running windows from ME through to Windows 7 over the years. and i must admit that because of all the flaws with the earlier versions and those wonderful little viruses that seem to show up even though your teenagers swear they didn't do anything ,have made me somewhat skilled at formatting and reinstalling the OS to the point where i have done it for several other ppl to help them out. I rather enjoy doing it actually.

and i have been a big fan of lets just call it "open source" windows software. now this ubuntu thing seems to have taken some of the fun away..i guess. ha ha .

i ran the cd version of 10.10 and really liked what i saw so i installed it alongside my windows 7. naturally as luck would have it something went astray and i can no longer boot to win7. not a big deal. i was going to format and reinstall anyways. ha ha.

i have been reading through the forum learning what i can but now my question

i still have a machine running windows on my home network.

what i would like to do is make a shortcut to a folder on it from my ubuntu desktop. i do have full access to the machine and the folder , i would just like a shortcut .

thank you

i am looking forward to learning. and we usually learn alot more when things go wrong

Last edited by 708crane; 12-10-2010 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hi 708 and welcome to Linux!

First, make sure you've set up network sharing for the folder(s) your interested in connecting to in the Windows host.

Then, right click on your Ubuntu desktop and select "Create Launcher;"
Select "Location" from the "Type" drop-down list;
Choose a name for the shortcut in the "Name" field;
In the "Location" field, enter smb://<the-ip-address-of-your-windows-host>;
Add any comment you wish in the "Comment" field; and
Select "OK"

You should see the shortcut (or "launcher") on your desktop. Double-click that icon and you will be presented will the login dialog. Fill in your Windows user name (if it isn't already); make sure the Windows domain/workgroup name is in upper-case; enter your Windows password, then select the password management option you would like.

That's it. You should see Nautilus launch and your Windows shares vis
 
Old 12-10-2010, 12:34 PM   #3
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You would want to rethink about reinstalling winduhs. It will overwrite the boot sector making it impossible to boot into ubuntu (not really impossible but then really messy). The instructions should help you also make sure that you know -exactly- what you are doing before you use sudo.
And also welcome to lq. Feel free to post any issues you face with linux.
 
Old 12-10-2010, 12:58 PM   #4
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For your windows boot problem open terminal in ubuntu
Type sudo os-prober

then sudo update-grub

it should find windows

reboot

You should be able to select it on the next boot
 
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:54 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by EDDY1 View Post
For your windows boot problem open terminal in ubuntu
Type sudo os-prober

then sudo update-grub

it should find windows

reboot

You should be able to select it on the next boot
thank you

i was really not too worried about recovering windows but in the interest of knowledge i followed your steps.
it took awhile to figure out this whole terminal/command line thing but i am gaining ground. i got hung up on the password which i choose not to use during installation. i got that figured out and proceeded with your instructions. it went through rewriting the boot files with what appeared to be success. a quick reboot/ select windows 7 and right back to the os selection screen. full circle.

anyone know of a printer that will work with 10.10 ?

learning this os i alot more fun than cleaning of viruses. i love it
 
Old 12-10-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by iceflatline View Post
Hi 708 and welcome to Linux!

First, make sure you've set up network sharing for the folder(s) your interested in connecting to in the Windows host.

Then, right click on your Ubuntu desktop and select "Create Launcher;"
Select "Location" from the "Type" drop-down list;
Choose a name for the shortcut in the "Name" field;
In the "Location" field, enter smb://<the-ip-address-of-your-windows-host>;
Add any comment you wish in the "Comment" field; and
Select "OK"

You should see the shortcut (or "launcher") on your desktop. Double-click that icon and you will be presented will the login dialog. Fill in your Windows user name (if it isn't already); make sure the Windows domain/workgroup name is in upper-case; enter your Windows password, then select the password management option you would like.

That's it. You should see Nautilus launch and your Windows shares vis
thank you . it worked
 
Old 12-10-2010, 09:01 PM   #7
708crane
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Originally Posted by SilverBack View Post
You would want to rethink about reinstalling winduhs. It will overwrite the boot sector making it impossible to boot into ubuntu (not really impossible but then really messy). The instructions should help you also make sure that you know -exactly- what you are doing before you use sudo.
And also welcome to lq. Feel free to post any issues you face with linux.
actually if i do i will format the entire hard drive and fresh install both os's.

the windows installation is hurting and is due for a reinstall anyways. i figured this was a good time to mess about like this.

thanks for your help
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:12 PM   #8
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i got hung up on the password which i choose not to use during installation
BAD JuJu

You need a "good" password, regardless of what operating system you are using.

I'm just sayin...

Welcome to Linux

HTH
Dave
 
Old 12-10-2010, 10:19 PM   #9
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I'm not 100% sure about Ubuntu but my wife and I have no problems with a lexmark 5650 AIO printer/scan/copier /fax using Mint which is based on Ubuntu...She uses 9 Isadora And I use 10 Julia.The thing you may also want to do is check this organization's what works lists (this is put together by users in REAL world situations not some engineer saying "It should work")and again welcome to Linux and FREEDOM!!!

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