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Old 08-15-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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File sharing with Win XP


Hi, am new to linux. Want to file share with windows xp desktop. using acer aspire one with thunar explorer (I think). I really have no idea where to start. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thnx Rob
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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use samba to share your files with windows.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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or are you dual booting?

in that case you need to have an ntfs partition and mount that partition in Linux (ntfs-3g driver), so you can write and read to it.
Many current distributions (e.g. ubuntu) support this feature out of the box, after installation.
(meaning you can see the ntfs partition(s) from within the environment.. just double click it to mount it, for use.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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yeah thats another possibility.. the description given above is ambiguous
 
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Thnx. Have tried Samba, but without success. Not too sure of procedure. When I entered smb:// followed by the computer name/file name, in address bar I got the 'no entry' symbol appear and could not proceed. Think I am on the right track but taking a wrong turning somewhere!
 
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i dont think there is any difficulty in file sharing using samba. it is similar to that of windows..can you mention your distro?
 
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hi mobinskariya, my distro is Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.13.E
 
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Samba (cifs) is for network shares just so we don't get confused.

Mounting is for a dual boot.

Which way is the question for???
 
Old 08-26-2009, 02:22 AM   #9
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i am not familiar with linpus linux. since you are working with gui, there might be something like network places in windows. in ubuntu i have network on my side pane of the file browser, clicking on it shows the files shared in network. since your file manager is thunar try following link, it might help. not sure
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=304131
 
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Hi, am new to linux. Want to file share with windows xp desktop. using acer aspire one with thunar explorer (I think). I really have no idea where to start. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thnx Rob
Can you elaborate on your setup? Is the sharing done on the network?
Where do the files reside originally? Windows ? Linux?
Or both windows and linux are installed on the same machine?
 
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I just want to share documents with my desktop on home network. have managed to share printer no prob. Can't seem to work out file share.
 
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Where are the files? On windows or Linux?
If they are on windows you should be able to see them directly from Places > Network.

If files are on Linux and want to see them on windows then you will need to install and configure samba server on Linux box.

This should help you with it. http://samba.netfirms.com/
 
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My desktop is windows, my Acer is Linux. I want to share 'My Documents' files on desktop with the Acer. Have wireless network.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 04:43 AM   #14
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Not a problem. You do not need samba in that case. You will just need smbclient that you should most probably have.
You will need to explore the network just as you do in windows and choose your desktop and it will get connected.
 
  


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