Hi, I'm new to the site and to linux. I just installed Fedora Core 1 a few weeks ago (with no prior linux experience). Now that I've gotten used to it I'm trying to add it to a network of 2 other computers, 1 running XP Home and the other running Windows 2000. Before I installed Linux, I had XP on that one as well, and the 2 XP comps shared their drives and the printer on the 1st was shared to the 2nd.
The printer on the 2k comp died, so I now need to map my now-Linux printer over to the 2k. I also need to have the SharedDocs folder on the 2k sharing, but not the rest of the hard drive (the 2k comp isn't mine and the owner doesn't want all the files accessible). This would have been pretty easy except now that the 2k is in my workgroup, it can see everything on the XP hard drives (I had them shared to the Linux comp back when it was XP also). Is there a way I can ONLY share them to Linux? The XP sharing properties don't let you do anything besides share and unshare. If that's impossible, then I can just unshare the XP drives and use an FTP server later on to share between my 2 comps (Linux and XP), although it would be a little more inconvenient.
Now back to the printer thing, I can still print from the XP comp to the now-Linux printer, but the Linux comp won't appear anywhere on my workgroup, so I can't map it to the 2k. I've been to a few sites trying to fix this, and they all say to edit the /etc/smb.conf file so that 'netbios' is replaced with the name I want to give the comp and 'workgroup' is replaced with my windows workgroup. However, my smb.conf was in a different folder (/etc/samba/smb.conf) and looks nothing like what they say. How do I edit it so I can share the drives the way I want (if possible), share the printer, and add it to my workgroup/change the comp name?
Thanks in advance