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Old 03-15-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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This is what I want to do...

I have a windows XP Home machine. I have a few folders on this machine that I have shared, read/write enabled, and I want to read from and write to. I am running Mandrake Linux 10 community and used the Mandrake Control Center / Samba Mount configuration GUI to setup Samba. I have managed to get Samba to mount the folders, links show up on my KDE desktop, I can read the files, but I can't write to the folder on the XP machine.

I am no command line junky and only have about 22 hours worth of Linux experience (very newbie), any help or a point in the right direction would be great...
 
Old 03-16-2004, 12:42 AM   #2
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Two things could be the problem. First, check on the Windows machine to see if the share is setup as read-only, or read-write. Secondly, check if the smb share exists in your linux boxes /etc/fstab file. Make sure that one of the options in the mount command is rw. If the XP machine mount needs a username and password, these need to be in the mount entry also. Even better, use the credentials=<filename> options to read these two values from a root only readable file. You could look at the manpage for smbmount3 for more details.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 09:24 AM   #3
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Sorry for being a pain. But most of what you said is Greek. Like I said I have been at this for all of a day or so. I did run Nautilus as Root (kdesu -c nautilus) from the Terminal program. When I did this, I was able to erase and save files to my XP machine.

I understand to some degree what you are saying but I have no idea how to get there. I no nothing about command line and editing or even finding these files you refer to. I hope these questions aren't too basic. Anyway, I have so much working, except for this. Maybe Mandrake makes it to easy to do things without using text editors...

Thank you all in advance for your help!
 
Old 03-19-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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I have the same problem. I too am very new to Linux but I think it is something to do with the mount point for the windows share being owned by root. I have tried removing it, creating another in my home folder and mounting the share there but after a short time root seems to become the owner! I am sure there is something simple I am doing wrong but I cannot work out what it is.......help?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have the same problem. I too am very new to Linux but I think it is something to do with the mount point for the windows share being owned by root. I have tried removing it, creating another in my home folder and mounting the share there but after a short time root seems to become the owner! I am sure there is something simple I am doing wrong but I cannot work out what it is.......help?
Yup, tried the same thing and I experienced the same problem.

I have a new but similar problem with sharing one of my file folders on the Linux machine. I can see the Linux machine on the network and right after the linux machine boots up, I can open the folder from my XP machine. However, after a few minutes I loose the ability to access my folder on the linux computer via the Windows XP machine. Very confusing.

Well, I ordered SuSe 9.0 Professional, which has a good set of documentation. I will update what I find once I install SuSe 9 Pro and I get things working.

Cheers! Good luck!
 
Old 03-19-2004, 03:15 PM   #6
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Hmm, someone must know the answer. I just need to get the network side of things sorted and then I can trash my XP dual-boot jobbie, woo hoo! Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated....
 
Old 03-20-2004, 07:48 AM   #7
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If you have the webmin service running you could try to set up samba using that.

As root, check if the service is running:
service webmin status

If it isn't running enter as root:
service webmin start.

Then enter the url in your web browser:
https://localhost:10000
 
  


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