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Old 12-04-2002, 07:30 PM   #1
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Cannot browse Linux share from XP


Hi,
I'm a complete newb to linux but have managed to set up a linux box with redhat 8 on. I configured the NIC, set up samba, converted the password file into a smbpasswd file etc, and I can browse my xp box fine with smbclient, BUT, I get absolutely nothing the other way! I can ping the linux box, but that's it-I dont get anything appear in my network neighbourhood to browse and can't map a drive as it says it's not there. Net View doesn't find anything either
Can anyone help a lost newb please?

Thanx

Mors
 
Old 12-04-2002, 09:51 PM   #2
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I don't believe windows can read linux partitions. I'm not sure because I'm a gnu-bie as well.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 10:09 PM   #3
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Re: Cannot browse Linux share from XP

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Originally posted by mors
Hi,

Can anyone help a lost newb please?

Thanx

Mors
Hmmm ...

Haven't had eXPeriment on my network, but have
you tried to access the Linux-Box explicitely?

Like in the command line:
net view \\your_Linux_Boxes_netbios_name

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-05-2002, 05:26 AM   #4
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Have you configured Samba and the shares proberly ?

e.g. public share
[pub]
path = /home/public
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = no
 
Old 12-05-2002, 06:02 AM   #5
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Thanx for the replies!
I have tried to netview the box itself, but nothing.
The public folder is configured right I'm sure, it's basically the same as the one you put except the folder is in the root and is called 'test', I have tried moving it to different locations aswell
Still lost

Mors
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:00 PM   #6
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Install NetBEUI from the CD. You need to install it manually:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:19 PM   #7
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First. Are smbd and nmbd running??
Can you post you smb.conf?
 
Old 07-14-2003, 07:29 PM   #8
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the interface program galled xSMBrowser made it very simple for me to set up my linux box to be shown in netneighborhood on window boxes.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 11:43 PM   #9
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I just set up samba tonight on my Mandrake distro and I was able to view files and folders on the drake box from my XP box. However, I couldn't view my XP box from my drake box, until I got Lisa partially configured for lan browsing.

I did have a bit of a problem though with XP accessing mandrake, but it was fixed by adding a valid user in samba with a passwd.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 07:41 AM   #10
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I am going to give this a go - I am a newb2...

I use putty

http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html

and it seems to work real fine, allowing me to view my linux box from my local xp machine (I log in as root or my user name)

There maybe some shares issues but at the moment that is outside my realm (read ability!)

cheers...pix
 
  


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