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Old 06-19-2004, 05:13 PM   #1
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Angry Large file problems

Can someone please advise?
I have a Mandrake 10 installlation and I am using Samba to access a Windows XP Pro PC.
Firstly, I always have to go to terminal, su and the mount the share as using fstab does not work (when using terminal, I am always asked for a Password!)
Secondly, once connected, if I try to move a large file from WinXP to Linux, I get about 200Mb and get a Stalled message in KDE?!??!?!?

Old 06-19-2004, 08:11 PM   #2
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What happens if you try moving it from a command line? Seems more like a KDE problem to me. And why doesn't fstab work? Can you give more details, error messages, etc?
Old 06-20-2004, 02:55 AM   #3
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Lightbulb FSTAB and Command Line

I will try the command line check and let you know, but, I also get an issue when trying to burn a CD in K3b from the SMB share, it burns at 52x for the first 33% then drops to 18x ish for the rest (suspiciously like the copying!).
If I add the fstab mount line, on boot, the system hangs at the mounting SMB until I press enter.
Can you send a password in fstab lines?

Old 06-20-2004, 03:13 AM   #4
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you can give

credentials=<credentials file> option in /etc/fstab

The credentials file should have


#man smbmount

for more details.

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