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Old 07-19-2003, 01:32 AM   #1
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Question Samba

OK, general question here: I installed Samba on my Debian system to view my Win98 partition. I can't get it started or anything... Where do I start? 'samba' on the commandline doesn't do anything... Good HOWTO or walkthrough links will help a lot.

Old 07-19-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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Hello rikkulinux

You don't need samba to read a fat32 partition on the same machine. Samba is for networking to a windows box.

To see your partition, it has to be added to your /etc/fstab file.

Here is an example

/dev/hda1 /mnt/C vfat user,noauto 0 0

create a directory C in /mnt.

Now you will be able to mount the windows partition. You can do this in a console with mount -t /dev/hda1 or by creating a new hard drive by right clicking the kde desk top, create new, harddisk, click the device tab and on the drop down list choose the listing for /dev/hda1.

Of course, your partition names and numbers may be different.

Old 07-19-2003, 06:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try.



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