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Old 02-01-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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Network Drive


Here is my scenario! Before I post I would like to say thanks for all the help thus far.

I have 2 PCS both hooked up to a network.

PC1: Window XP
PC2: 3 partition system
partition1: Windows 2000
partition2: Red Hat 9.0
partition3: Shared Drive between Windows 2000 and Red Hat 9.0

I have created a folder on the Shared drive and made it accessible through the network. PC1 can access this folder through the network when PC 2 is booted with Windows 2000. However, when PC2 is booted with UNIX PC1 cannot access the same folder. How do I make a folder accessible throught the network in UNIX RH 9.0

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Old 02-01-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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You need to configure your Red Had Linux install to act as a samba (SMB) server. To do this you need to install the samba rpm and configure it to share the folder to the network.

to see if samba is installed, type:

$ rpm -qa samba

to install samba from your cdrom, type:

# rpm -ivh /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/<name of samba rpm>.rpm

then you need to configure the workgroup name, the share and add a samba user that is also the user of the XP box.

# vi /etc/samba/smb.conf

change:

WORKGROUP=

and add a share at the bottom of the file:

[Share]

path = /path/to/share
read only = no

save the file.

now add a user to samba (the same user must have a Linux account)

# smbpasswd -a <user>

now start the samba server

# /etc/init.d/samba start

now you should be working ok. the only thing that may block the XP machine connecting is if you have a firewall running on the RH9 box.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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I did all this and I still cannot log into my network drive from windows XP. Any other ideas. I disabled the firewall in Red hat as well!!

Thanks
 
Old 02-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #4
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Can you access partition 3 through RH9? what filesystem is it using? ntfs? fat32?

Because if it is ntfs, you need to install a kernel module for RH9, otherwise samba cannot access/serve it. Don't worry though if the words 'kernel' and 'module' put you off, all is needed is installing an RPM.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Yes, I can access the folder through RH9. The file system is Fat32 I believe. However, I do have this one problem!!

Recap 3 partitions:
p1: Windows 2000
p2: RH9
p3: Shared Drive

The shared directory is /home/Shared/Unix.

I can write to this from Windows 2000, but in RH9 when I am logged in other than root then I cannot write to the /home/Shared/Unix directory!!

I already modified the fstab file as well!

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