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Old 12-13-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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mount -t smbfs
use double //'s to specify netbios computer name and enter a local admin password when prompted.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 02:02 AM   #5
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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...
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the valuable suggestion guys.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:10 PM   #7
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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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