[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 10:03:32 UTC 2011

On 5 Mar 2011, at 08:14, Matthew Daubney <matt at daubers.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 19:58 +0000, John MM wrote:
>> Ok, I just wondered, can I ask the question again, I have managed  
>> to get
>> the computers to see each other, but I cannot get Nautilus to show  
>> the
>> directories, from either the Ubuntu partition or the Windows  
>> Partition.
>> When I go into Places>Network, I click on the Icon in there, and  
>> still
>> get Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from
>> server. I have searched for that using Google, not much comes up,  
>> that I
>> can understand anyway. I am still wondering if it is a
>> Permissions/ownership thing. Is there a command in the Terminal I can
>> use to see why Nautilus camt view the files.
> Not sure if this will help, but I've never got nautilus to work  
> happily
> in that manner with SMB, however, if you hit ctrl+l in a nautilus  
> window
> it will drop you into the address bar. Now just type smb:// 
> 192.168.x.x/
> and hit enter.

Just to clarify here, since John is still learning and sometimes we  
have't been explicit enough; you would replace the x.x with the  
appropriate numbers for your network, or replace the whole 192.168.x.x  
with the name of your other machine. Best to try with the numeric  
addresses first.


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