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Old 05-12-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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linking ubuntu and windows

hallo my name is rosina but please call me tina
i'm a new new new ubuntu 10.04 user
can i link my linux (dedicated) to my windows 7 computer - b0th are laptops.

any help will be appreciated

Old 05-12-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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Hi Tina,

Yes you can do that, you just need to use a crossover cable to connect them.

For sharing part you can use WinSCP on windows machine to copy over and get the files from Linux machine. If you want to get anything from Windows machine onto your Ubuntu system them you can configure shares on your windows machine and then access them via smb on Ubuntu system.

Edit: And yes when you connect them using crossover cable you have to give them private IP in the same subnet. Say IP of Ubuntu is then you can give or anything in the range of to your Windows system.

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Hi, Tina!

Okay, so you have your Linux system and your Windows system on, say, the same (home...?) network.

Perhaps the easiest way to link the two systems is to set up "a Windows network," and to arrange for your Linux machine to participate in that network as though it were "a Windows machine." The software to do that is probably already installed on your Linux computer ... it is called samba.

I suggest that you "look around" at the documentation for Ubuntu (either on your computer or on-line...), looking for references to "samba."

The good news is ... even though it all might be quite unfamiliar to you right now, "Linux (and Macintosh OS/X...) computers actually do this all the time." But it's a little bit too much to explain right now. Surf around looking for documentation, then come back to this thread and let us know how you're doing. "C'mon in... the water's fine ..."
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