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So after many hours struggling with Mandrake I finnally get the beast to boot. And to see the Windoze computers on the lan. The internet is working, and I can see other computers, but I can't browse them at all. Any suggestions? I'm not sure how I got it to work at all, so this is a plus as is, but I'd like to get my music.
Any help would be much appreciated.
-Frycarson. Running linux for two hours now. Why is the clock wrong?
ok.. All the details I can think relevent... I am trying to connect from my Linux box (mandrake 9.1) to a Windows XP shared folder. I am able to see all the computers on the LAN, and their remote directories, but am unable to see any files....
I am able to see them in Konqueror when i enter lan:/ as the address, or smb:/ . I take this as a good sign but don't know what I need to modify to let me actually access any files. I also believe that the Windows boxes are unable to view my files (On the Linux Box) which should be shared, but can read the shared folder names.
I hope this is what you need to know... I have two weeks to figure this out until I say screw it and use XP for moving files about the LAN until next break...
I'm dumb... I just need to know how I can mount it on the fly. as in what should I type after mount? I can do it from the gui, but i'd like to know what it does. Thanks.
just a quick add-on to what mathieu suggested, i would make sure your regular user has permission to rw the partition too - i had some problems mounting a FAT32 drive. i was able to see the files in Konqueror, but they were unrecognized filetypes and i couldn't open them. you need to specify umask=000 in fstab. i'm not too familiar with samba though (it's next on my to-do list )