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Old 01-25-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Strange Samba problem

Ok, this problem has me stumped and I have searched high and wide for documentation on it and have found none.
I'm sure that it is somethig simple that I have missed but I can't think what it could be.

I have set up Samba on my Linux PC and can share files between My Windows XP machine and my Linux machine.However, I can't share files the other way.In fact, I can't even SEE the files, the other way. What I mean by this is that ,on Linux, I can see the folders I have designated as shared ,under XP, but they seem empty to the Linux PC. The XP machine and it's shared folders show up, but they appear to contain nothing.

What might be causing this?


Old 01-27-2004, 07:59 AM   #2
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What linux distro r u using?
SOme older versions will not see an NTFS partition.
That is most likely your problem... unless you have a fairly new distro.
Old 01-28-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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you have to either find a NTFS module for your distro., being able to see the shares is a functions of netbios or whatever, so the networking us up and correct, but the kernel does not natively support ntfs. Also, be aware that you should only read your winxp shares, as full ntfs support is experimental, so, to write to ntfs, wait a little while and catch the reviews on what is or is not working.

Another option is to designate another partition on the winxp box as a share, one formatted in fat32, then both system can read and write to it safely. The only issue is that you will loose some of the 'security' of ntfs.


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