Sharing entire NTFS drive using Knoppix 5.0 + Samba
My friend's XP installation on her Toshiba Satellite A75-S2112 laptop crapped out on her, so I told her I'll recover all of her files and reinstall XP for her.
Im running a Knoppix 5.0.1 live CD in the laptop, and im using SuSE 10.0 on my desktop to network with the laptop. There's about 8.5gb worth of stuff to recover from the laptop's NTFS drive, which is way too much to attempt to upload somewhere then download again from this desktop, so I decided to try and share the entire drive (or at least just the files i want to recover) within my home network.
Samba is fully enabled, and I'm currently able to share individual files between Knoppix's /home directory and my SuSE box, so Ive been archiving each folder and sending the archive manually through the network, which is taking alot longer than i thought it would. Currently, i have to move every folder that i want to share into the /home directory, zip it (since i cant get it to share a folder and all of its contents), then share that archived file to be retrieved from the desktop's end. Lather, rinse, repeat. Any folder larger than 200mb seems to lag everything terribly, and eventually the entire laptop freezes, which is why this method isnt really working out that great for me.
Ideally, I want to just be able to share the entire mounted NTFS drive within my home network, so i can access the files from my SuSE desktop and backup the files here so i can reformat the laptop...the only problem is that im relatively new to networking itself (and especially Samba), and I can't figure out how to get Knoppix to allow me to share the entire NTFS drive without me having to copy everything to my /home directory for sharing.
Can this be done, am i stuck with my current method, or does anyone have any easier suggestions for me to get the job done?
Thanks in advance!