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nutsobilly 12-14-2005 03:00 PM

Sharing SUSE 9.3 Hard Drives with Windows XP
Hello all....I'm new to Linux and SUSE. Typically, I'm more of a OS/400 and Windows guy. I loaded SUSE 9.3 on my old XP box, wiped everything clean and am trying to configure Samba to share my resources with the Windows machine.

I can't get localhost:901 to appear.

I got my "Netwokr Neighborhood" to show my Linux server...but no resources will share. I get a permissions error...that I don't have access to the resource.

For a while, I was able to drill into the server and see the folders: my profile, users, and the hard drive shares. But I've never been able to get access to the resources because of something permissions related.

I also thought that I needed to give my Windows user superuser authority...but couldn't figure out how to upgrade my status in S9.3. Please help.

acid_kewpie 12-14-2005 05:22 PM

port 901 is swat i think... you'd need to install that first and start it as a service (yuck.. don't if you can avoid it)

edit /etc/samba/smb.conf to go over configuring it properly. you'll benefit from checking the samba howto at

Max Rebo 12-14-2005 05:34 PM

Just something to try. I had similar problems and got my windows machine to see and work with my linux box by doing all the samba config (which I am assuming you have finished) AND I had to right-click on folders to be shared (using Konqueror) and completing the sharing dialog on the pop-up menu.

It was amazing after so much fiddling with networkconfig using yast this fixed all.


winsnomore 12-14-2005 09:29 PM

you don't need samba.conf if you want to use linux box as one of the machines on the net ..

you need it if you are going to export folders/printers etc. like from a windows machine.
generally you can use just setup samba and then from linux mount windows fs(fat32 only on most distro's)

contiang 12-14-2005 10:24 PM

how is it nutsobilly? is it solved or not yet?

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