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Old 02-02-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Red face Installing RPM (Ultra Newbie Question)


hey guys i just installed Red Hat 9 on my comp 3 days ago and today i finally got the audio and LAN working THANK GOD!

ok now on to the next step im trying to install samba-3.0.1-2_rh9.i386.rpm when i double click on it it starts installing (i guess) and then it finishes.

so where is this program Samba? i tried searching for my answer but its such a complete newbie question i guess no one is as dumb as me.

do have to bring up the terminal and type in a command?

after double clicking on the RPM whats the next step? or if its already installed where is the program?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:53 PM   #2
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type in console samba and it will run
 
Old 02-02-2004, 01:55 PM   #3
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There are several applications that are associated with Samba. Primarily, there is a samba server, and a samba client. However, on Redhat-based distros, the tools you want are redhat-config-samba and redhat-config-services. With redhat-config-samba, you will be able to specify directories you want to share. And with redhat-config-services, you can configure samba to startup automatically during boot (I believe the service is referred to as smb). You should also be able to browse samba shares in Nautilus File Manager by navigating to smb:///. Let me know if this helped. Thanks.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Dear pawliha,

i tried that but it says "bash: samba: command not found" then i tried logging in as root (su) but same thing. then i tried going to the same directory as where the RPM doing "samba" there but same thing. maybe i have to type that command where the samba was installed to not where the RPM is but i dont knwo where it is?

Dear gbrad,

i have a windows xp comp upstairs that has all my files in a shared directory. i could see all of these files when i had windoze 2000 it was working but now i have linux and i dont even know how to install samba. god im dumb.


is there a built in program i can used to see this shared directory or do i really need the samba RPM.

can someone explain how to install the samba RPM in newbie language? in the documentation i have they act like its no big deal but i have only 3 days experience with Linux
 
Old 02-02-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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have you tried running it in a terminal like this (as root):

rpm -i samba_rpm_filename.rpm

doing it in a terminal with the -i flag will at least give you more info so you know if it is actually doing anything or not. It might give you an error that will help diagnose the problem
 
Old 02-02-2004, 06:29 PM   #6
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it looks like it installed ok but the documentation is so short it suks it list the things like i already know how to do this. can anyone tell me what to do next?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:25 PM   #7
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in the terminal type in:
mkdir /mnt/smb
mkdir /mnt/smb/documents

Then whenever you want to mount the folder type in:

mount -t smbfs //windowscompname/sharename /mnt/smb/documents

replace the windowscompname with the NetBIOS name of the Windows 2000 PC and sharename with the name the folder is shared as.

Then you can go to /mnt/smb/documents and all of your documents should be there. Post back and tell us if that worked or not.
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:36 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by TexasDex
in the terminal type in:
mkdir /mnt/smb
mkdir /mnt/smb/documents

Then whenever you want to mount the folder type in:

mount -t smbfs //windowscompname/sharename /mnt/smb/documents

replace the windowscompname with the NetBIOS name of the Windows 2000 PC and sharename with the name the folder is shared as.

Then you can go to /mnt/smb/documents and all of your documents should be there. Post back and tell us if that worked or not.


that worked perfectly your a genius EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONS BRAVO! BRAVO!

you summed it up better than any of the documentation i found THANK YOU TEXASDEX MY NEW BEST FRIEND

*starts clapping*

*standing ovation*
 
Old 02-02-2004, 07:57 PM   #9
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You're welcome. Glad I could help out.
 
  


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