[ubuntu-uk] Accessing Shared folders on a Windows 7 machine from Ubuntu 10.04

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Sun Dec 5 19:43:17 GMT 2010


On Sun, 2010-12-05 at 10:12 +0000, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> On 03/12/2010 12:31, Matthew Daubney wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-12-01 at 16:05 +0000, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> >> I have removed the Homegroup , replaced it with a Workgroup and shared
> >> folders on the Windows Machine.
> >> I have installed Samba and changed the Workgroup name on the Ubuntu
> >> machine to match that of the Windows 7 machine.
> >> The Ubuntu machine sees the 7 machine, but all that happens when I try
> >> to access the shares is that the log-on screen keeps returning and I
> >> can't access the shares.
> >> Any thoughts as to what I should be looking at?
> >>
> > Have you allowed a user to the share in the smb.conf? And have you added
> > the user to the samba database using smbpasswd?
> >
> > -Matt Daubney
> >
> >
> 
> This is trying to access a Windows 7 share FROM Ubuntu - I didn't think 
> that involved Samba?
> 
Ah, I had the question backwards then. You are using your windows
username/password? You may need to prefix it with the machine name i.e.
if your Win 7 machine was called bistromath it might be "\\Bistromath
\Username" or somesuch.....

-Matt Daubney




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