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Hey guys, Do you know how to connect to P-drive in mandriva? sorry for the inconvenience...
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    How Do I connect To P:\Drive?


    Hey guys,
    Do you know how to connect to P-drive in mandriva?
    sorry for the inconvenience

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    What's p-drive?
    I assume you have a drive P: in windo--.
    Is it a network drive?
    Or a USB drive?

    Since you've a problem connecting I assume it's a samba network share.
    Some Words for you to search for a solution:
    cifs
    mount
    howto mount samba

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    P-drive is used in windows for web connetions or share files online.
    is there any similar funtions in mandriva?
    how do I use or find it in mandriva?
    if I have to use samba, what do I do?

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    Linux itself usual comes with the so called
    nfs (network file system)
    It's a easy way of sharing files on the computer, many NAS Systems are supporting this protocol.

    If you have a Computer with windo.. sharing a folder you will need samba.
    Samba is a package witch is able to access windo-- shares.

    First you create a folder where you wanna have the data:
    example:
    sudo mkdir /media/pdrive
    then you just need to mount the share:
    sudo mount -t cifs //server/share -o username=user,password=Passwordo /media/pdrive

    additional you can create an entry in /ets/fstab (this would connect the share automatic)
    I remember theres a alternative for writing user-name and password in the command line ... it's possible to write these in a file ...

    How to mount remote windows partition (windows share) under Linux
    Configure a system to automount a Samba share with /etc/fstab

    About NFS:
    Linux NFS-HOWTO

    If you need performance I would suggest you use NFS

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    alright I will try..thanks!

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