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Old 09-27-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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SUSE + XP Sharing Problems

I'm kind of new to the whole Linux thing so please be gentle.

Yesterday I installed SUSE v10.1. After the installation I configured SAMBA so that I can join this PC to my Windows Workgroup. I have an external drive hooked up to the SUSE machine which I shared.

I am able to browse to my SUSE directory shares (after altering the permissions) from my XP machine, but for some reason I can't access any file within those shared directorys. Basically if I try to view a .jpg or something it just pulls up an empty box and says preview not available or if I try to listen to a .mp3 Windows Media Player tells me that it can't and to check permissions etc. I checked the permissions on the actual .mp3 files themselves and it shows that the owner has read and write permissions. I'm not able to change these permissions. It says that the operation is not supported.

I am owner of these files, but it doesn't seem to help.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 09-28-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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Hi jjm,

XP cannot handle Linux permissions.

I have an external drive hooked up
Which filesystem do your external hard drive use?

Old 09-28-2006, 09:57 AM   #3
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My external drive was formatted using NTFS. Does this help at all?


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