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Old 10-08-2002, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question Mounting a Samba Share from DOS boot disk

I have a RH 7.1 Linux server with Samba on it in a small office setting. I wanted to backup the client M$ pc's to one of the Samba shares using Norton Ghost, a drive imaging package. Since ghost runs from a dos boot disk, I need to figure out how to map a drive to the Samba server in dos. Is it possible? Dos anyone know where I can find the necessary drivers?

Old 10-08-2002, 05:11 PM   #2
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Samba apprear to other M$ machines just like any other M$ machine.

In other words all the NET commands should work just fine.

In this case something like NET USE x: //samba/backup

would map x: drive to a share on the samba box called backup

try net /? or for more detail on a particular command, say the use command, NET USE /?

Old 10-09-2002, 06:46 AM   #3
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Will you have network running if you boot from DOS?

Consider this for an alternative...

It is a backup/restore system called Mondo Rescue.
It can backup across a network, usu by mounting the remote filesystem in Linux and let it rip !!

Old 10-11-2002, 03:01 AM   #4
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Trawl the M$ ftp for MS-Client 3.0 (I think it's in NT4 service packs). It's 2 floppies so install it to HDD and fudge around until the config will fit on a floppy (your bootdisk).

If you use the IP stack the memory requirements are VAST! Free base mem ~ 350k once the stack is loaded.

If you can't find the download, let me know and I'll pull the bits off an old machine and make you a bootdisk image.
Old 10-11-2002, 01:25 PM   #5
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Originally posted by bimble
It's 2 floppies so install it to HDD and fudge around until the config will fit on a floppy (your bootdisk).
Or put some of the files on C: and alter the autoexec.bat and config.sys files to point there for the drivers...
Or I could be talking rubbish because I don't know how Ghost works...


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