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Old 11-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Question trying to connect FC10 linux box with win7 laptop on home network

Win7 needs workgroup name
Cannot find place to add a workgroup name in linux system
get error no route to network
this lan is hard wired to router
any help greatly appreciated

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Do you have samba running on the Linux box?
Is smbd and nmbd running?
ps ax | grep smbd
Do you have a share specified on the Linux box?
Samba is configured in your smb.conf file.
You need to have samba up and running.

Do a search on LQ for samba, smb.conf
Cannot find place to add a workgroup name in linux system
This will get you up and running, modify as you will.
Your smb.conf file will be at different locations depending on what flavor of Linux that you are using.

netbios name=lannut2
guest account = fred

path = /home/lannut2/share
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
get error no route to network
Is your network working and configured?
Old 11-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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no Samba

Hello teckk,
will try to get that running.
have been reading about DHCP server also.
Don't know very much about Samba.
Thanks for input.


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