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Old 03-28-2004, 01:45 AM   #1
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How to map network drives? (Mandrake 10.0)


I've looked all over (google) for this answer and I can't find it. How do you do the equivalent of "mapping a network drive" in Windows in Linux? I'm perplexed by what I've read. Do I have to specifically mount it? What is Samba? Please give me a clue as to how I can do this. (by the way, one of the hosts I want to map, shay.ecn.purdue.edu, I have 3 different accounts that I want to map seperately, can I do this?)


Thanks for any help. I look forward to being a member of this community (first post)
 
Old 03-28-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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In Fact, le equivalent of "mapping a network drive" is the samba server and client. The server tell you share somes files and the client is used to access to the other's shares. Instell them first. And then if you want to access to your friend's share, there is two possibilities :
1) if you want to copies files from another computer (and not to listen to an mp3 file without coping it), open a new konqueror windows and type "smb:/WORKGROUP" or "smb://TheNameOfTheComputer".

2) if you want to open files without coping them, you may have to install komba2 http://sourceforge.net/projects/komba . when configured, it show you all computers of your workgroup. And then to open one's shares, you have only to mount them (very easy with this program)

But I don't know if you samba server is well configured. If not, you may have to edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and reboot your server (/etc/init.d/smb restart).

Sorry for my bad english
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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I'm also trying to do the same thing in Mandrake 10.0.

With Samba, can I network to an XP Pro box so we can share files?

With my XP drive (separate, not dual boot), my roommate and I have our two XP Pro boxes networked, allowing us to share certain file folders and allowing me to access the printer via his computer.

Is there any way to do this between an Linux and XP box?

Thanks,
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:55 PM   #4
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Specifically what I am looking for is a way that I can mount my filesystem so that in konsole I could go right into the directory and run executables, use a text editor (graphical or not) to edit my homework code in there, etc. In Mandrake if you go to MCC->Mount Points there are 3 icons that seem relevant: NFS mount points, Samba mount points, WebDAV mount points. All that NFS and Samba let me do is click "search for servers" (as opposed to entering the server I want to mount). Please help, I want to get this running today so I don't have to go to campus to do my homework
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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I have mandrake 10.0 and use linneighborhood to mount my windows rig hard drives.

I am running KDE and the standard install put a link to linneighborhood in the menu that resembls the windows start button under internet>filetransfers>linneighborhood.

It works great to get at my windows machines, I just have to figure out how to configure my fstab folder to mount them permantly now so I dont have to fire up linneighbor thingy after every re-boot.

You do know that you wont be able to run windows executables or programs in linux though. you can get at data files like mp3's or mpgs and .txt or .doc files though. Hopefully thats your purpose and I mis read what you said about excutables.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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Hmm, the standard install didn't put linneighboorhood on my machine for some reason. Maybe I'll install it and try it out. I'm looking at Smb4K right now, but I don't think this is what I'm after.

And yes, I know I won't be able to run windows executables, etc. on there. All of the machines I want to access through my terminal are unix based, so there's no problem there
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:29 PM   #7
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Smb4K is simmilar and does the same thing as linneighborhood but I liked the later better. I just wish it had an option to auto update my fstab so I could map them permenatly. the fstab file is the next thing Im going to research and figure out how to edit it properly for I also created a LVM on my 2nd hard drive that I plan to add space to some day and I often forget to mount it after a reboot. my Fstab still thinks its my old windows disk cause thats what it was when I installed.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 02:11 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by R00ts
Samba let me do is click "search for servers" (as opposed to entering the server I want to mount).
If you have clicked the search for server and samba did not find anything, a network connection, then you have not configured your system to be able to use this feature.

When it searches for servers, it will find all network computers. At this point, you select the computer and it will open and display all your shared directories. If no directories are viewed, it's because you do not have any directories configured as sharing.

I am not going any further unless you have access to other computers and shared directories. Do you get anything after you click "search for servers"?


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Old 03-29-2004, 08:34 AM   #9
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If you have clicked the search for server and samba did not find anything, a network connection, then you have not configured your system to be able to use this feature.

When it searches for servers, it will find all network computers. At this point, you select the computer and it will open and display all your shared directories. If no directories are viewed, it's because you do not have any directories configured as sharing.

I am not going any further unless you have access to other computers and shared directories. Do you get anything after you click "search for servers"?
Yes I did get something after I clicked search for servers. I got about 12-15 connectsions (most of them were people's personal computers on campus). However it didn't list the engineering server (shay.ecn.purdue.edu) that I had expected it to. I was doing some reading last night, and I think what I have to do is read the man pages on fstab, mount, and nfs and then modify my /etc/fstab to mount the directories myself. That would give what I'm looking for wouldn't it? (I want to be able to run commands on this remote server as well as reading and writing files).
 
Old 04-01-2004, 12:28 AM   #10
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Sorry for delay, I have been away.

Okay, you did not connect to the desired network. You have to configure your system to recognize that network.

First, I would like to tell you that you can perminently mount all or some of the network connections you have assumming they have allowed you to share specific directories. Forget about linneighborhood, its to slow and you don't need it.

eg. one of my network connections is athlon (one of my computers host name). I have this computer set up to share specified directories of which I called them CDRW, a_athlon, a_downld

After I do a search new servers, my athlon connection is displayed. If I click the arrow beside athlon, my shared directories are displayed (I had to set these directories up as shared - I am sure you know how to do this)

I do it this way for the sake of security, I do not want to share my entire computers c drive. So I share specific directories that are empty. Anytime I want to tranfer files, I copy the files I want to tranfer into one of the above directories that are shared and that makes the files accessible by all my computers.

To perminately mount these directories, I select one and a mount point is displayed at the bottom.

I click on the mount point and a box opens asking my where to mount.
In this case I selected /mnt/a_downld and clicked okay.

Then I select mount again and it perminently mounts that directory.
I select done and it ask me if I want to save changes to my fstab. Of course I select ok.

I think this is the answer rory of Toronto and dworkin were looking for, thats why I went into it in depth.

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Old 04-01-2004, 01:06 AM   #11
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Thank you very much. I'll try this tomorrow. I have a feeling there are lots of bumps in the road ahead, but one step at a time!

Thanks! By the way, I checked out your website and you're an incredible artist! You draw and paint in some very diverse styles and you seem to have mastered them all very well! You have some very nice pieces up on your website.

Rory
 
Old 04-01-2004, 01:09 AM   #12
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thks Rory, ha, I am from Belleville, 100 miles east of Toronto.
lol, right in your neighbourhood when compared to the www.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 02:23 AM   #13
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Yes, I noticed your drawing of the high school in Belleville. I know someone who goes there, so it was interesting to see such a lovely painting of it.
 
  


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