[Samba] Beginner feeling a little better now

Mark Butcher M_J_BUTCHER at compuserve.com
Tue Jan 28 12:49:12 GMT 2003

Hi Brian

I followed your instruction and it nearly worked.

I can see the Windows PCs now. Win NT computers however do not show me
their shares but Win 98 computers do.

When I mount a shared drive there are no error messages and the mounted
share is displayed as a resource. Unfortunately it is not in the extected
directory (my default is root/mnt).

I have tries adding it with SMB account. I do not seem to be able to mount
it as root bacuse the dialog box doesn't respond to clicks on this

I have a feeling that something is not working correctly when mounting (log
file displays the commands but no error messages) and so have not yet
checked the NFS support.

Do you see anything that I could be doing incorrectly ?



******** original message *****************
"What I can not yet do is transfer data from the Linux box to a Windows PC
from the Linux machine - I don't know how to view the network !!!!"

Previous posts suggest you are using SuSE. If so, one way to look at the
network in a friendly environment is to go to Yast2's "Install/Remove
Software" and search for "LinNeighborhood". Install it. It should be in
Internet Tools now. Run it and click Add for each Windows computer you want
to add to the network. By typing in the name of the computer and clicking
Query it should fill in the rest of the info like IP address, so you don't
have to know it.

Click on one of the windows computers that shows up and you should get a
list of available drives. Click on a drive and then click MOUNT. You will
likely have to mount it as root, so check off that box and enter your root
password. It defaults to mounting the drive in
/home/[linuxusername]/mnt/[windowscomputername]/[windowsdrivename]. Now if
you were in Konqueror or whatever and wanted to save a file to that windows
computer, it should work no problem.

If any of this doesn't work it might be because I have NFS up and running,
so if the above doesn't work (I think it will) then investigate installing
an NFS server and NFS client on your linux box. (Although I think that
should only affect communication between linux boxes not linux/windows, but
I don't know much more than you!)


More information about the samba mailing list