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> Mandriva 9.2 cannot write to XP shares, Cannot write access XP shares from Mandriva 9.2
post Oct 21 2007, 08:35 PM
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I am having a heck of a time setting up a home network with Mandrake 9.2. I cannot get write access to my XP shares from Mandrake. I can write to them from other XP boxes, and if a boot other distros of Linux off "live" CD-ROMs it all works OK. Ironically, I easily got full access to the home directories on my Linux box, which in the past is where I had difficulty.

When I mount the XP share (using LinNeighborhood) using the same username/password as my XP box, with file/dir persmissions set all the way up to 777, it creates the folders, and I can see and access the folders and files, but cannot write to them. When I check the permissions of the folders, the folder .../LAPTOP (the name of my laptop I am trying to access) is 755, with "me" as the owner. I can even WRITE to it (which is on my Linux desktop I am working from), but the "MYDOCUMENTS" folder, which is the shared folder from //LAPTOP, comes up as "555" with "me" as the owner.

All the files in the folder have permissions set to "755", but I cannot write to the folder due to the restricted permission of the parent folder.

I have booted up different LIVE distros of Linux, and have mounted the shares the same way as far as I can tell. and all works fine.

I am using a old Pentium III computer as a print and file server, and would prefer using one of "TINY" linux distros, but can't get my Brother all-in-one to work on those versions due to lack of RPM capabilty.

Ready to add any additional details to those that may be willing to help!

Rob Jacox
Sisters, OR
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