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XP <>Ubuntu 10.10 Disc share

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#1 BearBorg


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

Hey everyone .... I'm not a TOTAL Linux noob, but am having some difficulties in mounting, sharing a complete hard drive from XP.

Here is my computer set up.

1. A desktop running win XP (sp3) AND dual boots to linux as well. This desktop has a library disk that I can see and use from ubuntu as well.

2. A Laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 This laptop is both wired and wirelessly connected to the network.

I would like to be able to access the Library disk FROM the laptop. I've only just started looking into this and am a complete novice when it comes to networking under linux, (although I did manage to set up printing from the laptop to the printer that is attached to the desktop.) I really don't have ANY clue as to how I should proceed or even the right questions to ask about this.

If anyone could provide a good guide as to how I can get this accomplished or even a general 'direction' to head towards I would greatly appericiate it.



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#2 Andrew


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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:50 PM

The Linux implementation of the Windows File and Printer Sharing protocol (called Samba) should already be installed in Ubuntu. In your file manager (by default Nautilus in Ubuntu) enter this into the address bar: smb:/// (note that there are 3 '/'). This should show you all of the detected Windows hosts on the network. Double click on the destop (library computer) icon to see what directories are being shared (you may need to enter the username and password for XP.)

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