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Old 12-03-2003, 03:59 PM   #1
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Connecting Win2000 Share folder to Linux Redhat9

Hi there every one..

I have att home two computers 1st Windows 2000 2nd Linux redhat , what i want to do is to connect my share folder some i have on my win2000 to linux ....

i want also to ask about my linus how could i change my linux domain to be as my home network domain , i have an ADSL router with DHCP...

I hope that there is some one can help..

thnk you for your time..

Old 12-04-2003, 05:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

In order for your Linux machine to read the shared 'folder' on your Windows machine, you will need to install SAMBA. If you want a nice graphical way to access your shared stuff, I can recommend LinNeighborhood (I think it is spelled the American way, not sure).
Old 12-04-2003, 03:34 PM   #3
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Redhat 9 Samba

Hi Sanfoor,
from the GUI go to - "Start Button",--> "System Settings",-->"Add/Remove Applications". Under the Servers Section, "Windows File Server" box should be checked. This will install the Samba software.
Once this is completed, go to - "Start Button",--> "Control Center",--> inside the Control Center, open "Internet & Network",-->"Local Network Browsing". Now, fill in the blanks for "default user name", "default password", and "workgroup". The user must be recognized by the Win2K machine of course. This should allow you to type into the browser the url to your Win2K share example--> smb://win2k-box/shared-iso.
I hope this helps a little!! Or at least gets you in the right direction.
Old 12-05-2003, 03:16 PM   #4
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Many thanks to Thymox, I have tried the LinNeighborhood but i wanted to learn the command for mounting a share folder from windws2000..

Thanks to you two w4rth0g ...... I cant see no Control Center ON MY START BUTTON ....
can you please tell me whare to find it ....

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Once you share the folder out on the windows box and you have the samba client installed on the linux can run this from the command line to mount it:

mount -t smbfs -o username="your windows username",password="your windows password" //"ip address of the windows system"/"shared folder name" /mnt/"local mount point"

to change your local host name, edit /etc/sysconfig/network

there is a hostname=

change this to whatever you like.

you would also need to put an entry in your /etc/hosts file to reflect this

--hope this helps
Old 12-06-2003, 12:31 AM   #6
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Sorry Sanfoor, I assumed you wanted to mount a Win2k share from your Redhat 9 box. My post showed the steps on the Redhat machine. Edit the smb.conf file in /etc/samba to set-up a share on the RHL box. The smb.conf file is pretty well commented, and should help to make short work of setting up a share.


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