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I cannot get this laptop, running Mandriva 2007.1, to be seen by my other Windows machines....running XP. The Mandriva laptop can see and share the other windows machines with no ...
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    Samba, not visible to other windows machines


    I cannot get this laptop, running Mandriva 2007.1, to be seen by my other Windows machines....running XP.

    The Mandriva laptop can see and share the other windows machines with no problems.

    What is going wrong?

    I think I set up the shares properly.

    Keith

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    Create a user on the Linux box that corresponds to the logged on user on the Windows box. So if 'joe' is logged on to the Windows box and trying to access the Fedora box it won't happen. 'joe' doesn't have access rights. To fix that, create a user named 'joe' on the linux box. As root in a termnial type 'adduser joe'. Then while in the same terminal type smbpasswd -a joe. When prompted for a password for 'joe' just press enter. Now from the terminal restart samba by typing '/sbin/service smb restart'. Go to the Windows box as 'joe' and access shared folders on the Linux box.

    Any similarity to anyone named 'joe' is purely co-incedental.
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    Windows not seeing Linux machine

    No, I can't even get the windows machine to see the Linux machine. It does not show up on the network at all.

    The windows machine shows up and is accessable from the Linux machine with no issues whatsoever.

    Keith

    Quote Originally Posted by glennzo View Post
    Create a user on the Linux box that corresponds to the logged on user on the Windows box. So if 'joe' is logged on to the Windows box and trying to access the Fedora box it won't happen. 'joe' doesn't have access rights. To fix that, create a user named 'joe' on the linux box. As root in a termnial type 'adduser joe'. Then while in the same terminal type smbpasswd -a joe. When prompted for a password for 'joe' just press enter. Now from the terminal restart samba by typing '/sbin/service smb restart'. Go to the Windows box as 'joe' and access shared folders on the Linux box.

    Any similarity to anyone named 'joe' is purely co-incedental.

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