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Old 02-15-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Home network Linux Server and MS XP Laptops?


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OK, I'm lost! I currently have a few little issues that I need help with. (Please bear in mind that I'm a newbie, so Techies..please dull is down for me!)
I currently have a dual-boot system (MS XP/Mandrake 9.2), and have a home network set up on the MS XP side. It's been nice to a point, but I want to be able set up the same home netowork on the Linux side.
Problem1: As of right now, I can't share my hda1 with hda5 (only in root, is hda1 even accessable).
Problem2: My MS XP Home laptops can not access the shared folders on the windows partion, when I'm on the Linux OS. ( The ) The laptops can hop on and off line but can't access anything on the windows partition, or even the Linux partition with the files marked as shared out. This is forcing me to run the windows partition 90% of my time, to allow home networking. (PS, it's a D-Link WLAN, plugged directly to my DSL Modem) .

My wife and I really prefer the Linux OS, but need to have our MS XP laptops be able to have access to the home network, regardless.

Is it possible for MS OS systems to access a home network, when the server (i.e my hard lined system plugged directly into the router and modem) is running Linux OS? I know, I know...just convert everything to Linux and the world is happy, but I have to have dual boot systems to run some company and web based applications in MS XP. I have found there are some web sites, mostly secure sites that I have to be using MS Internet Explorer in order to display or even access them. And that kinda sucks too!

So what do I do? How can I run my server on Linux, and allow my Laptops to continue to run MS XP and still have access to all my shared data, and hardware? And how can I administer my network in Linux, accessing and sharing both partitions, and devices?

Any help woule be great. Thanks
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:53 PM   #2
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That's a rather complex scenario to be explained in
a "dulled down" fashion... one would need to know
EXACTLY what hardware you have, how the modem
connects to the computer, ...

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As of right now, I can't share my hda1 with hda5 (only in root, is hda1 even accessable).
Do a search for
"Windows partition access user" ... I'm sure you'll find
appropriate settings for /etc/fstab to fix your problem.

Quote:
Is it possible for MS OS systems to access a home network, when the server (i.e my hard lined system plugged directly into the router and modem) is running Linux OS? I know, I know...just convert everything to Linux and the world is happy, but I have to have dual boot systems to run some company and web based applications in MS XP. I have found there are some web sites, mostly secure sites that I have to be using MS Internet Explorer in order to display or even access them. And that kinda sucks too!
Yes, it's even easy. You need to set-up iptables
to do masquerading...
This page will generate a decent script for you...
http://easyfwgen.morizot.net/gen/

As for the shared files - you'll need to set-up
samba.


Cheers,
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