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Old 04-28-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Cannot Share Folders

I tried to share a folder but I got following message:

Sharing Services are not installed
You need to install at least either SAMBA of NFS in order to share folders

My questions are:
Which one should I install SAMBA or NFS?
Do I have to download them ? (and from where?)
How do I install them ? (could you provide step by step instructions if possible PLEASE.... i'm a newbie)

Thank you for your time spent helping me
Old 04-28-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
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Samba or NFS? Depends on whom you're trying to share with. For Linux and Windows use Samba, for linux and linux use NFS. To do any sharing you'll need to do a fair amount of reading, I'll provide you some links to get started.

As far as dowloading the software, it's most likely on your installation discs, or at least attainable from your install media, if it's not already installed. Hope this gets you going.
Good luck. ;-)
Old 04-28-2007, 01:27 PM   #3
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Samba allows you to share to and/or mount from M$ Windoze systems.

NFS is designed to share to and/or mount from Linux/UNIX. If you're not intending to deal with M$ Windoze sharing then use NFS.

You can use apt-get to download the nfs packages for Debian. I'm not a Debian expert. If you have aptitude you can use that to do it.

man apt-get
man dpkg
man aptitude

Will give you information on those utilities.
Old 04-28-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
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You'll have to install the nfs packages first. System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager. If Synaptic isn't installed yet, you can install it from the command line:

apt-get synaptic

and a short tutorial:


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