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Old 06-07-2002, 01:00 AM   #1
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Question How do I access files on Win box from Linux box

I want to access files on my Windows box from a separate Linux box. I have installed Samba on the Linux box and I have established a connection from my windows box to the Linux box, but. . . I can't see to get connected to my windows box from the Linux box.

I have tried 'mount -t smbfs //zanew/c /mnt/windows', but I only get the error:
Could not resolve mount point /mnt/windows

I am running RedHat 7.2. I am fairly new at Linux, so I am muttling through this process. I am not sure what other information would be beneficial for this problem. Please let me know and I will post it.
Old 06-07-2002, 06:20 AM   #2
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well its simple there is no directory with the name windows under /mnt , try creating one and then try mount the partition
Old 06-09-2002, 12:20 AM   #3
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Check the man pages for smbmount and smbclient. These are the samba clients that are used for making the connection from Linux to a Windows share.
Old 06-11-2002, 06:55 PM   #4
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What file system are you using for windows?

Can your windows system see a share in linux.

you may have to configure a share in the smb.conf file

or configure thru linuxconf - networking

if you can see your linux filesystems through windows then you are cooking with gas. have to get back to ya with the particulars - just finished a project networking win2k and linux 7.0
Old 06-11-2002, 09:41 PM   #5
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A easier way of mounting remote windows shared folders is to use tools like LinNeighborhood or komba. These are really nice and useful frontends for using samba clients. You can even set ur workgroup/user/password through them.

- Manas
Old 06-12-2002, 12:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for all of the advice. I created the directory (which the help document didn't have me do) /mnt/windows and everything worked great. Why can't help pages be all inclusive?


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