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Old 07-24-2001, 03:51 AM   #1
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Access Folders from Win98 to Linux Redhat 7.0

Frist of all thanks for reply of my mail and as per ur instruction i have done the changes and its working ok. Now i want know that When my linux is running and on same hard disk i have another partition of Win2k i can now see the folders and files from linux but can't from another pc of my lan which have win98 . now i want to access the folders from that Win98 base pc which is already connected with LAN. So tell me pls how can i access the folders of Linux as well as Win2k folders.

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Old 07-24-2001, 09:29 AM   #2
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Apologies if too basic here

To see the Win2k disc, you'll need to make a mount point for it eg
mkdir /mnt/windisc
chmod /mnt/windisc 0777 (R/W I think, but can't seem to get mine to work)
Now to mount it up
mount -t vfat (or ntfs) hdax (x=partition no) /mnt/windisc

To access via samba, you need to create a Samba share of /mnt/windisc via SWAt or whatever you're using. A basic SMB.conf section will look like this...

path = /mnt/windisc
writeable = yes
Browseable = yes

You need to save this in your SMB.conf and restart SAMBA, in a terminal just type samba stop then samba start.

I think there may be slightly more to it with regard to getting full R/W support (and I seem to recall NTFS support being read only at present), I can't seem to change the permissions on my 2nd drive for some reason, but this should get you going.


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