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Old 03-20-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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Arrow help with samba

Newbie , trying to get around linux
I have read several threads regarding the use of samba to enable file sharing between xp and redhat. I went to to download the program, but got confused. there were too many programs available and did not which to pick. my next question is the following, if and when i download the right samba, how do i install it? what commands do i type in the console? also, i dont know if this makes a difference, but i have two hd one with xp and the other with redhat? can i still share files between both hd's? one last questions, i have rip some of my cd's using grip, does linux have a program similar to xp that automatically looks for album's name, artist, album cover, etc?? been using redhat for few days now, and the more i learn the more i like it. any advise will be appreciated
Old 03-20-2004, 06:45 PM   #2
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Well, all samba stuff is alocated in one packet. So I advise you, try to find package RPM named just samba-*.rpm on or It includes some programs like smbclient, smbserver and others. You have to find a manual and edit /etc/samba/smb.conf correctly. It's stupid advice...but what else I can say?
Old 03-20-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
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for the song info, check out XMMS. comes standard with Suse 9.0 and can be downloaded for free
Old 03-24-2004, 04:13 AM   #4
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You need to download samba-3.0.2a.tar.gz.

once you download it, switch to where you downloaded it.

cd /home/username

then run this command:

tar -xvzf samba-3.0.2a.tar.gz

This will decompress the files into a new directory, probably called samba. Go into this directory, and run:


when done run:


when that's done run:

make config

This will install samba for you. Then goto Install this tool! It will really help you with configuration of samba. They should have an RPM you can install. I hope this helps you. Good luck.


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