Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Networking with Linux/WinXP Home

    This may be too much of a "Linux" question for this forum, but here goes. I've got two Win XP Home machines and one Linux box connected in my network. None of the Windows boxes can see the Linux box, and even though I can mount the WinXP SharedDocs folder from my one WINXP machine on the Linux machine and browse, I cannot copy anything from WinXP Shared docs to the Linux machine - it says the files are not accessible. In the mount process, I've signed on as guest, as a specified user along with password, and as "fileshare," and each time, the Windows files can be seen, but not copied or opened. I'm using Mandrake 9.2 Linux. What do I need to do on the Windows side to make sure 1) the Linux box can be seen for "My Network Places", and 2) copying files is permitted.

  2. #2
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Newark, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    999
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Networking with Linux/WinXP Home

    You need to have Samba running and configured correctly on the linux box. Lemme know if this helps. I have a full coroporate domain running in my house with a 2000 AD server running and several Red Hat boixes and they can all see each other.....
    Mike Wolfman
    Jack of all, Master of none
    Bow before me, for I am root.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tfiles/112673-wolfsig.jpg>

  3. #3
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    7,089
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Networking with Linux/WinXP Home

    I presume that you have user accounts set up on both the Windows and Linux systems for this purpose?
    -Mark

  4. #4
    Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Networking with Linux/WinXP Home

    Both machines have identical accounts set up and Samba is up and running. I access the XP printer via CUPS and Samba. I can browse from the Linux box and mount a shared folder from the XP machine to browse and copy from, but I can't copy to the mounted Windows volume - access denied, even though in XP, I have checked the box to allow network users to change files. The Linux box seems to be OK, but XP Home seems to be standing in the way of full accessability.

    If I can ping the IP address and the Computer name successfully, what could prevent XP from showing it in My Network places?

  5. #5
    Uranium Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    7,089
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Networking with Linux/WinXP Home

    Make sure the Windows XP firewall is not running. I doubt that it is since you can ping, but it's worth checking.

    Also, change privileges may not be enough. You should also add Read and Write privileges to the share you are trying to access. Change (Modify) will only allow users to manipulate existing files. Copying anything to the location will require additional rights.
    -Mark

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •