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scoops98 03-31-2005 05:01 PM

Sharing a cd drive in linux possible?
hi guys/gals,
Quick question. I use linux for nearly 90% of day to day tasks. I still need windows for work related stuff and backing up my dvd collection (yes i mean backing up, £15 per DVD in the UK, i dont want my originals getting scratched). Until i remember how to get dvdbackup to work under mandrake then this is the case. My question is this: Can i use my work windoz box to access my linux box dvd drive, backup that disk and write it back to my linux box {using DVDshrink or similar}. They are both connected to the network. I know sharing cd drives is possible under windoz, so i instantly presume this is possible under superior linux:confused:
Any comments will be greatly appreciated {apart from ones i dont like} :)

{Apologies to mods in advance if this is posted in the wrong place}.

evil_empire 03-31-2005 05:17 PM

I don't if I have understood you well BUT
Yes you can access linux shares from windows using SAMBA.
You gotta setup & configure samba on your linux box and then you can make shares on your linux box and then browse them from the windows pc.

scoops98 04-01-2005 12:53 AM

thanks evil_empire
Can i share a cd drive under SAMBA?

evil_empire 04-01-2005 02:32 AM

You can mount the cd drive to a mount point, and then share this mount point with samba.

overlord73 04-01-2005 02:40 AM

think I understand your intention....

-make iso´s from your CD`s (to protect the originals)
-store the files on a linux box (samba share)
-if needed, access this files (as cd-image) from your win-boxes


scoops98 04-01-2005 03:16 AM

Thanks all
Will let u know how i get on.

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