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Old 08-20-2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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SuSe: Need Help Accessing a Windows Box on Network!


I am booted up with my SuSe 9.1 Pro, trying to access my Windows computer with full sharing enabled. When I find the box in my workgroup, it prompts me with a username/password field.

It reads:

Server = *server name*

Share = [ text box ]
Password = [ text box ]


Because I am so new to Linux, this is literally my second day, but I need to get some of my media files from my windows box onto my new linux machine... and this prompt is totally foreign to me.

What would I enter? I tried my usernames and passwords on the windows box for the text box but no combinations worked?

Usually when I access this box from another windows machine, I simply see the files in an explorer window.

Hopefully someone can give me some guidance?

Thanks in advance!

-Dan Root
Old 08-20-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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when it prompts the username give workgroupname\username
Old 08-20-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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Try using Smb4k or LinNeighbourhood.
Old 08-20-2004, 08:45 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Oddly enough, I left my computers on for a few hours and then came back to see another drive listed in the "smb:// " folder. I just don't understand why it took so darn long to refresh.

Anyhow, Thank you!

-Dan Root


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