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I need help on Mandrake 9.2 Linux

Iím new on Linux and willing to learn more
Iím running Mandrake 9.2 on Win XP Pro (AMD CPU) machine; I have installed VM Ware Workstation 4.05.
1> How can I see Linux shared folder from Win XP Pro machine?
2> I can see and have write access to Win XP PC shared drive (D) from Linux pc
3> How can I configure SAMBA (on both o/s) (if I can configure on GUI mode)

Thank you
1.You'll need to get Samba [], you can either download the source or search for the rpm file [for the source you'll need GCC of C]]
note: you should check /etc/samba/smb.conf exists, if it does delete it, otherwise samba will show some errors at installaton, like smb.conf created as smb.conf[blablabla]...
2a. Once the source is downloaded to some directory in this example /downloads , open console and cd /downloads
3a. Type in console tar -zxvf [if the filename end with .tar.gz] or tar -xvf [if the filename end with .tar] filename.zxvf
4a. type ls in console, and goto the newly created directory in /downloads/samba[xxxxxx]
5a. type ./configure [a lot of info will be shown, just wait till it finishes , hopefully without any errors smile.gif]
6a. type make
7a. type make install
8a. type make clean [optional]
9a. now either type setup from console, or goto SERVICES with you're KDE or GNOME, and start up SAMBA [smbd is the name ].
10. the samba config file can be found at /etc/samba/smb.conf this file needs to be as short as possible since samba checks this config file on a regular basis, and the longer it is , the longer it takes samba to read it.

This was the samba installation [note the latest samba has no seperate nmbd [this is the one that makes shure
that windows can actualy see you're Linux machine on the network]...
Also you're Linux computer will be shown on a network as Windows NT 4.9 [i think]

2.Well actualy yes, and how easy smile.gif [atleast from GNOME], just click on NETWORK SERVERS, that opens up nautilus, and you can see the other computers and their shared drives on the network]

3.Samba is best configured from console mode, not so hard really [you should install Midnight Commander makes life easier in console smile.gif !]. Just edit[with a program ,not this EDIT], /etc/samba/smb.conf

Howto get MC?, well it's probably on you're Mandrake 9.2 CD's, just search for a mc[blablablabla].rpm and install it from console , by giving this command rpm -Uvh mc[blablabla].rpm

Robert B
And PLEASE read this howto from the beggining to the end, this will make you're life a lot easier, and you'll find out
that setting up a file server with samba is not SO hard from console, by editing /etc/samba/smb.conf [paste this link to you're browser, and start reading]

Robert B
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