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ragchan 12-13-2004 01:23 PM

accessing windows drive from remote linux machine
 
Hello MDK users,

We have a 80 GB hard drive desktop with 4 partitions as follows:

C - Windows

D - NTFS

E - FAT32

F - MDK10.1

This is system is on the network. I'm trying to make the drive D or E as a shared drive so that all the other users in our lab ( who are all connected through network ) can use this shared drive as a backup drive.

My question is, can any linux user on the network access this shared drive with read/write permissions? If yes, what does MDK provides for these purposes?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Raghu Sankarayogi

bardinjw 12-13-2004 02:14 PM

if your sharing these from a windows box, share them just like you would with another windows pc.

on the linux side you need to use samba to connect to windows shares.
LinNeighbourhood gives you a windows like browser for mounting and unmounting shares

Crito 12-13-2004 04:17 PM

mount -t smbfs
use double //'s to specify netbios computer name and enter a local admin password when prompted.

ben_build#2.1.0 12-13-2004 04:22 PM

just to let you know if you don't already. Linux (as long as I'm up to date) cannot write to NTFS harddrives. you have read privelidges, but linux writing to a NTFS drive is a bad idea.

edgjerp 12-14-2004 03:02 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ben_build#2.1.0
just to let you know if you don't already. Linux (as long as I'm up to date) cannot write to NTFS harddrives. you have read privelidges, but linux writing to a NTFS drive is a bad idea.
There is a utility out there called ntfs-captive, it uses Microsoft's own ntfs drivers to access the filesystem. it is supposed to be just as safe to write to ntfs with that as with windows... ;)

ragchan 12-14-2004 09:39 PM

Thanks for the valuable suggestion guys.

carl0ski 12-14-2004 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by edgjerp
There is a utility out there called ntfs-captive, it uses Microsoft's own ntfs drivers to access the filesystem. it is supposed to be just as safe to write to ntfs with that as with windows... ;)

i found it excrusiatingly slow
and when i booted windows xp it found a handful of errors (no corruption though)

I though F$#k it and deleted all NTFS and made them all RieserFS
hell lot faster :) :P


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