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Old 04-03-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Newbie trying to make Knoppix accessible from Windows over network!

Okay. I am an expierenced computer user (in Windows). I just installed Knoppix (latest version) to my hard disk with the install program. However, after much deliberation, digging through help files, etc, I figured out that, after scanning the network, you could access other Windows machines by browsing to "smb://<machinename>".. That's all fine and dandy (thankfully)...

But, the idea of our home network is to be able to get files too (obviously).. So, I was wondering how to make the Windows machines "see" the Linux terminal in "Network Neighborhood"....

Thanks for any help!

PS: The other computers....... one is WinXPsp2, and the others are Win98se..........
PS: When I click K>KNOPPIX>Services>Start Samda Server, and then enter my root passwd, it just closes, and does nothing.....

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Old 04-03-2005, 04:31 PM   #2
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You need to configure your samba server to have shares visible to windows. By saying Start samba services that means you are starting the samba daemon. See of there is a samba config app that can help you configure it. otherwise, now is a good oppurtunity to learn text file config!
My Samba config file is found in /etc/samba/smb.conf the man pages on smb.conf should be quite helpful, but the basics of what u need in that file are :

server string = [the description of yr pc]
workgroup = [workgroup name]
netbios name = [your computers name]
#the next line is important, as it means that the permissions here are set #by share, this is the simplest for windows sharing
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
#the following has to do with your printing... not entirely sure what to do :P
printcap name = lpstat
printing = cups

#a sample share
comment = home
path = /home/geoffrey
guest ok = yes
read only = yes

as i sed read up on the man pages, they are quite useful
Old 04-03-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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-First off, where can I find some manual pages??
-I logged in as root,and edited that file to what you said (filling in the blanks)
-It didn't work. The "Start Samda Server" program doesn't appear to do anything. EVEN WHEN I DELETED THAT FILE smb.conf!

So... ..... if you could help that'd be great!
Old 04-10-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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The man pages for any Linux command that has a man page can seen by "man" and the command. If you want to find out what ls does for example

man ls

and you will get the man page for ls or

man hdparm

Don't delete your /etc/samba/smb.conf file. That is where you samba configuration is. If you read through that file there are lots of #remarks that advise you how to set up different shares, like users, printers ect.


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