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I am trying to network Suse 10 and xp Pro so that I can read and transfer files to and fro. My problem is that I am not sure what to ask as I am a complete newbie to linux and Suse. I am an experienced windows XP user but Linux uses a completely different language (and mindset!)so here goes.
Firstly my XP and Suse systems are connected via LAN cables and both systems have all the latest and greatest updates. I have Samba installed. I managed to figure out (after a day scratching my head) that I need Samba to talk to my windows system. Both systems are able to access the internet, no probs but neither can 'see the other'. I have configured zonealam on my XP system to allow my Suse system access. I have tried to read a lot of Samba info but to be frank it all is a bit beyond me. I have more questions but perhaps you may be able to guide me in some sort of direction.
By the way, Suse 10 is magnificent so far. I love the simple setup procedures (at least before I got to the network saga)and it saw all my bits and pieces no probs - what a Operating system!!!
Hope you can help.
My XP system and Suse 10 system can now "see" each other on the network. I also selected Service Start During Boot and not the default 'Manually' (I don't know how to start the service 'Manually')but still nothing until I selected 'Open Port in Firewall' then both systems could see each other.
The problem I have now is that when I attempt to actually see what is in my workgroup folder (on my Suse 10 system) within the Windows Network a message comes up 'Error Displaying Folder'...'The folder content could not be displayed' and on my XP system I can 'see' Linux and Groups,netlogon,profiles,users,printers and faxes but each time I try to look into any of these folders XP asks me for a username and password to 'Connect to Linux Site'
I enter my passwords (at this stage I have used one username and one password for everything on my suse system) but these are rejected. I have no probs getting into yast2 with my password (via the 'administrator (root) privelage is required' log on box). I think that this has all got something to do with the firewall and maybe 'local security' in the Yast control center. I am able to get into all my local folders on my Suse system (except for 'root' which has a red cross - I thought that when I fired up the system and logged on as administrator I had full access to everything but maybe not so) but not when I try to access them via the network on my suse system.
hope this all makes some sense
day 2 with suse 9.3 pro for me. i got it networked with xp. same steps as described in novells documentation linked to above. one thing, though. i can see xp files from linux box, but not vice versa. im used to "\\computer\drive\folder" format. what do i need to type to see linux box and folders? i'll keep reading, too.
jan... the password prompt is probably cause samba client is set to user level. i set mine to share level to get used to it.
...but, then again, im no linux expert... yet!
I have the EXACT same situation that was initially posted (although I have not installed samba yet). I now see a light and will do something about it after I get some sleep. Thanks for the direction!!!