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Old 04-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
DrDwayne
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CD ROM Sharing, Debian, Server, Blue Ray


New to Linux. . .I have a server running right now.
I would like to have my CDROM on my server be shared by the group.

My problem is, when I log into windows and "see" my server, it has the proper "Path" to my server,but for my "music" it has L:/server/music and for my CDROM it has M:/server/CDROM.

This doesn't make any sense to me. It shouldn't be a "place" on the disk (or in this case a place on a CDROM). It should be the CDROM itself, and whatever is on that CDROM should be accessible.

Maybe the it should say something like:
Path=hdc? or something that refers to the CDROM instead of a path to a "place on a disk?"

May I please have a little help on this?

Thanks in advance.

other problem. . .In windows, my Blue Ray machine can see my shared disk. . . How can I allow Linex Debian to share its disk (or part of it) to the Blue Ray machine, so that I can play my music from the BR machine?

Dwayne

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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You would share the directory the disc has been mounted to, not the device file itself. Samba doesn't know how to directly access devices, it simply shares out files and directories from the filesystem.

As for the other way around, you would just mount the share on the Linux machine like you would any other device or filesystem. If you are using a GUI of some type, the file manager should have a function to do this built in.
 
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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You would share the directory the disc has been mounted to, not the device file itself. Samba doesn't know how to directly access devices, it simply shares out files and directories from the filesystem.

As for the other way around, you would just mount the share on the Linux machine like you would any other device or filesystem. If you are using a GUI of some type, the file manager should have a function to do this built in.
Thank you so much for your help. From what i understand now, I cannot just insert a "CD" and be able to share it automatically through Linux. I will have to assign a path to whatever directory i need for each CD. Am I correct to think this?

I have a CD that I would like to share among the group, but the only way i know how to do this is through the smb.conf. In doing so, there is a main category of [CDROM]. This category I must assign a path. . .like path=\cdrom\ But this places the share on a part of the disk in the root section, not the CDROM device itself.

Are you saying that I must copy my contents of my CDROM to that place I have designated in the [CDROM] section? Since I cannot directly share a device?

Dwayne
 
  


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