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Old 09-26-2003, 12:19 PM   #1
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Wink home networking help

Sorry for the way rookie post! I just can't seem to find the answer to this in the Sam's book (at least not in a simple way.)

Okay, here's the deal: total Newbie here running a home network of two laptops using a Linksys router: a Dell running Windows XP, and a Toshiba dual boot running Red Hat 9.0 and Windows XP. The Toshiba has a FAT 32 partition that I'd like to share between Red Hat and XP, and the data on this FAT32 data partition I'd like to have available to the Dell via the network. How can I get the Red Hat Toshiba to join the Windows workgroup and share the data partition? How do I navigate Red Hat so I can see manipulate the files on the data partition? Is there an equivelent to Windows Explorer available for Red Hat?


PS I did install the SAMBA package during the initial Red Hat Install.
Old 09-26-2003, 02:48 PM   #2
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If you want a graphical way to do it then take a look at linneighborhood:

If you want to do it from the CLI - just use:
Old 09-26-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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I wish Linneighborhood was still going but it was scrapped after redhat 9.0 came out since it has a built it SMB client(which doesn't work well).

You should set up you linux box to share the Fat32 partition via samba that way your dell can see your linux box on the workgroup. Just google "samba tutorial" and there should be a lot of tutorials out there.

You can use the SMB mounting utility that comes with RH. Like I said it doesn' t work well( for me) and I haven't figured out how to configure it with explicit arguements(master browser, WINS, etc) . You can always use sftp!

Old 09-26-2003, 04:44 PM   #4
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LinNeighborhood works fine on my RH9 system.


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