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Old 06-04-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 and Windows XP Network HOWTO?


I have a desktop computer and a notebook computer running on Windows XP, connected via a Linksys Cable/DSL router.

On my laptop, I just installed Fedora Core 2 and now I have no idea how I can access the hard drive of the desktop (something I do when I am running Windows XP).

Can someone point me to the right direction? Perhaps a HOWTO connect a Fedora box to Windows XP and vice versa?

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 08:57 PM   #2
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not sure but try this:

mount -t smbfs [winxpname]:/drive/to/mount /local/mount/folder

dont know if you need to specify a user name and password

i just remembered a nice program ive used linneighborhood it worked well for me.

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Old 06-04-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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Perhaps a more detailed instructions, such as:

What should I do first on the Windows XP box? Then, using the Fedora box, what should I do next?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:26 PM   #4
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The suggestion on the command is correct, you have to do nothing on windows except explore neighborhood to view other machines...


When all else fails read the documentation .. in this case in a terminal window (shell in unix parlance)

type

man samba or man smb (to see samba manual page)
man mount (to see mount man page)

make sure smb server is running
 
Old 06-05-2004, 08:49 AM   #5
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how do i run the samba server? i am very confused now. thanks.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 08:51 AM   #6
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also, i tried to run the command suggested above in the terminal... this is what it says:

could not resolve mount point /local/mount/folder
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:01 AM   #7
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do this (as root):

Code:
mkdir /mnt/windows
mount -t smbfs [winxpname]:/drive/to/mount /mnt/windows
/drive/to/mount is the folder you want to mount from windows
[winxpname] is the name of the windows box

if you still have trouble try this
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:07 AM   #8
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You can search and browse shared windows folder with Nautilus (in gnome 2.6). There is also a nice app just for browsing the network called Linneighborhood. Both worth taking a look at. Also, konqueror is supposed to be able to browse and find shared folders, but I haven't been able to get it to probe the network and see what's available.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:14 AM   #9
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ok. do i substitute windows name for the name of the workgroup? In Windows, the workgroup name is LUCROSUS.
The name of the shared folder is called DATA.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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actually, i think DATA refers to the entire drive F in my windows xp box.
 
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now it says smb connection failed. what gives?
 
  


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