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I have a linux computer on a small home network and i am trying to share files to windows, I heard that a fat 32 partiton should be used to share files but that was after i installed linux.I want to be able to share files between winxp and Mandrake linux but i dont want to reinstall linux
The easiest way to share files between Mandrake and XP is to use the Samba software that comes with Mandrake. The easiest way to install is by using DrakeX, which might ask for the disk Samba is found on, but won't ask you to completely reinstall Mandrake. From there it's as easy as assigning passwords to the users...
ah!!!!!!! i did that i shared 2 folders on my desktop in linux. I can see the folders but when i try to acces the folders it asks me for a uername and password in windows i enter root and my current password but i get nothing.
You need to add a samba user and password. login as root
smbpasswd -a <username>

BTW you only need a FAT32 filesystem for sharing if dual booting on the same PC. It doesn't matter when connecting on a network.
thanks i was a little confused i know this is a linux forum but i also want to do this from windows to linux. anybody know any good books that will teach u this stuff
this is the thread where lots of GNU/Linux books are discussed.
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