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Old 09-02-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
mrmandms
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Talking How to configure newly installed Macintosh access to Linux shared drives


I have replaced a Macintosh in my org. with a new one and I can see the Linux server but every time that I try to open the shared drive I enter the password and it gives me an error that the resource cannot be found anymore. I have used th exact same IP address and machine name as the old one and still cannot access the shared drive on my linux server from the Macintiosh G-5.

Can anyone help me with this one?

I will also need help to automatically map the drive to the new Macintosh as well.

Thanks,

mrmandms

AFTER MUCH HARD WORK AND RESEARCH I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT

UPDATED SOLUTION:

THE NOVELL SUSE LINUX 8.3 SERVER THAT I'M USING WITH SAMBA RUNNING WORKS JUST LIKE A WINDOWS SERVER.

1) YOU HAVE TO BE ON THE SAME SUB-NET

2) HAVE THE SAME ROUTER AND DNS ENTRIES.

3) NEXT YOU HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT THE MACINTOSH MACHINE'S CREDENTIALS ARE. TO FIND OUT YOU HAVE TO OPEN THE SAMBA SERVER ON THE LINUX SERVER VIA WEBADMIN AND LOOK FOR THE USERS CONNECTED AND USE THOSE CREDENTIALS LISTED IN THERE TO SETUP THE NEW USER WITH THAT NAME.
(DON'T ASSUME THAT THIS IS THE SAME NAME THAT YOU LOG INTO THE MACINTOSH WITH!!)

4) ONCE YOU HAVE THIS COMPLETED THEN YOU HAVE TO CREATE A APPLE SCRIPT THAT INCLUDES THE MACHINE NAME/CREDENTIALS.

You can use GO connect to server and enter the credentials@linux server ip address/sharename to test it.
IF THE DRIVE APPEARS ON THE MACINTOSH DESKTOP THEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CREATE YOUR SCRIPT TO AUTOMATICALLY MOUNT IT WHEN LOGGING INTO THE MACINTOSH

CREATE YOUR APPLE SCRIPT WHICH SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:

Tell Application "finder"
Mount Volume "smb://macintosh credentials@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/sambasharename"
(EG. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx equals the linux ip address)
end tell

Compile the script to check for errors and save as an application on the desktop when no errors are present.

NEXT STEP TO GET THE SHARE TO AUTOMOUNT WHEN LOGGING INTO THE MACINTOSH:

1) Goto accounts and choose login and add to that application to the group for autostart.

Thanks guys,

mrmandms

Last edited by mrmandms; 09-08-2005 at 05:04 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 07:50 PM   #2
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AFTER MUCH HARD WORK AND RESEARCH I FIGURED THIS ONE OUT
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Old 09-04-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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How did you do it?

I'm also trying to get a mac/linux network up and running. I'd love to hear how you did it.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 12:29 AM   #4
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We all know it's bad manners to post that one has solved ones problem without also posting the solution.

However - this is, so far, mrmandms' only post - and he has requested not to receive e-mails through this board.

So - let's help anyone unfortunate enough to search into this post. What is your distribution and what are the details of the network?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:04 PM   #5
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Talking Updated original with solution.

I have included the updated solution for the Macintosh sharing the Linux share via Samba in my original post.



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