LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-16-2006, 10:44 PM   #1
Dachy
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: san diego, ca
Distribution: Slackware 12.1
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: 15
Accessing external harddrive on network


I have a windows xp box that's setup to dualboot zenwalk 2.2 (which is basically a slimmed down version of slackware 10.2) but it runs primarily windows xp. i have a usb external hard drive hooked up to it and I store all my pictures, personal files, and music etc on this drive. (I'll refer this to computer #2)

My other box is a dual boot of the same exact operating systems (this will be called system #1) but I'll be running the linux partition most often and would like to mostly be able to access the external hard drive on #2 while its running windows (and linux if possible). It would also be nice to be able to access the hd on #2 while #1 is running linux AND while it's running windows. the same goes for #2 (would like to be able to access the drive while #2 is running linux and while it's running windows from #1 running either os).

I hope this is clear enough, could be kinda confusing, but i basically have a drive that i would like accessable between 2 systems that are each running dual boot windows/linux partitions while either one is running either operating system. if this is not easily feasable, then at the very least, I would like to be able to access the external hard drive that is on #2 while it's running windows, from system #1 running linux.

thanks in advance! and please, if you don't quite understand what im trying to achieve just ask, and i'll try to clear it up.
 
Old 03-17-2006, 02:00 AM   #2
uselpa
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Luxemburg
Distribution: Slackware, OS X
Posts: 1,507

Rep: Reputation: 46
This is a typical case for SAMBA.

Windows has the facility to share files via this protocol build-in, so all you need to do is create a "share" and share the "drive" which represents the external disk over the network.
The other Windows box can then access this "share", as can Linux client with the SAMBA client software.

If OTOH you boot box 2 with Zen, you need to setup a SAMBA server on that system do do the same sharing you did with Windows. The only thing that might be different, depending on how you do it, is the hostname on which the "share" is defined.

There's certainly plenty of SAMBA tutorials around. If not, we can help you get started.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accessing 2nd Harddrive D4ve G Linux - Newbie 3 07-19-2005 12:09 AM
accessing a windows harddrive with DSL buddamonk DamnSmallLinux 15 01-15-2005 09:45 AM
Accessing An External VPN Server from NAT'd Network dmarien Linux - Networking 1 06-04-2003 01:05 AM
Accessing harddrive in dual boot system Retnart Linux - Newbie 6 04-26-2002 06:23 AM
accessing box from internal network but not from external JereBear Linux - Networking 12 05-12-2001 01:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration