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    mounting other linux boxes


    I want to mount a directory on my Slackware 10 box so I can copy files from my fedora box

    whats the best way to do this, I have been trying to use the mount cmd, but cant get the right syntax, I just get no such partion found or special device not found.

    any help appricated.

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    Are you talking about 2 different computers, or do you have 2 OS's installed?

    Check out "man mount" and "man fstab" might be usefull too.
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    yes they are 2 seperate boxes, 1 is dedicated slackware 10, the other is duel boot fedora2/w2k

    originally I wanted the easist way transfer a lot of data, I can do this via the ftp server just setup, but this got me thihnking about shared file systems and I now want to play with those.

    so on Box_1(Slackware) I have a path /HOME/Backup/
    then from Box_2(Fedora) I want to create a mount point /mnt/remote/
    so Fedora see's Box_1 as a local mount point when I start copying data to it.

    I've exported the fs on slackware (exportfs /HOME/Backup) ,
    but when I try to mount (mount slackware:/HOME/Backup /mnt/remote)

    comes back with server down,
    I can ping the machines from each other.

    any ideas ??

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    You'll want to use NFS. It's the Linux Networked File System. Unfortunately, that's all I can offer you. I've never set it up, so I don't know anything about that part.
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    I found this NFS how-to http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/

    If you don't want to mount it, you can copy files over ssh using "scp" http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/scp.1.html
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    <sarcasm>
    If it's just going to be two unix machines, use UUCP (Unix to Unix Copy) it's totally awesome, http://www.airs.com/ian/uucp.html .
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    I'd recommend NFS as well, it's pretty simple to setup it can do some pretty amazing stuff (root FS for a pure network boot anyone?).

    Look into samba though, even if it's mostly used to work with MS based systems, it works well for unix-to-unix sharing. I recommend at least getting some basic knowledge of it cause if you're into using GNU/Linux you'll eventually run arcoss a situation where you'll need samba for either a personal or work related reason.

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    Cheers for the info, much appriciated

    samba, I setup on a HP box at work for windows pc to access, having a stupid moment didn't think to use it for this.

    I think i'll go down the NFS route more for the sakes of learning something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecliptik
    Look into samba though, even if it's mostly used to work with MS based systems, it works well for unix-to-unix sharing. I recommend at least getting some basic knowledge of it cause if you're into using GNU/Linux you'll eventually run arcoss a situation where you'll need samba for either a personal or work related reason.
    I've actually heard people say (as well as experienced) samba working better than the Windows filesharing itself.
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    used http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/ all worked perfect!


    Cheers
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    i often just fire up ftp to copy files

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