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Old 12-24-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
jeopardyracing
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Hints for XP Home share mount?


I'm running a Dell Latitude D600 on a home Ethernet network. The Dell runs RH 9.0.

When I'm at school, while using a similar router, I can easily mount my Apple iBook's Samba shares on my Dell. I don't even manually start Samba.

When I come home, I try to mount the shares on my wife's Toshiba notebook which runs XP home but it always seems to fail. Anyone got any tips for mounting XP Home shares? I just su and type

smbmount //herpcname/sharename /mnt/wife

Any help would be great! Do they need to be on the same workgroup? I tried to substitute her machine's subnet IP for "herpcname" above and no luck there either.

Thanks!

Rich Hoyer
 
Old 12-24-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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what errors do you get if any?
 
Old 12-24-2003, 10:03 PM   #3
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"not a valid share"
 
Old 12-24-2003, 11:09 PM   #4
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until I added it to fstab, I would mount my win2000 shares with
mount -t smbfs //machine/share username=me password=mypass /mnt/point
 
Old 12-24-2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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This is a just a theory but i dont think redhat 9 comes with NTFS support out of the box, so unless that XP home computer was formatted in fat it wont work until you install the ntfs support rpm.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:16 AM   #6
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no password

mikshaw - what is there is not password on the user account whose share you want to mount? I can mount my shares with my logon name but not my wife's with her name
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:55 AM   #7
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Maybe you need to add permission for your user on the XP share? Not sure.

doralsoral: As long as the share is set up properly, I don't think it matters if you have local NTFS supportl...that's what Samba was made for.
 
  


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