accessing windows computer from ubuntu computer
dcurtis at uniserve.com
Sat Oct 4 14:10:46 UTC 2008
Donald F. Parsons MB.BS wrote:
> I have two computers, one ubuntu and the other Windows XP. Both have
> separate ethernet connections to a Verizon FIOS modem. I can fire up
> both computers and then switch the video from one to the other using a
> Belkin Omni KVM switch.
> When I have both computers running how can I transfer files from ubuntu
> to Windows or Windows to ubuntu?
> Donald Parsons
> dfp10 at verizon.net
On the Ubuntu side there should be 'shared folders' in
Applications/System. Or at least in my Xubuntu there is, Ubuntu should
not be that different. Open that up, click unlock, enter password, add
the directory you wish to share, I recommend /home/<username>/Public to
keep your .config files safe if you allow read/write privilages though
If you do not have file sharing activated yet, a dialog asking you to
choose between SMB (windows style networking) and NFS (*nix style
networking) will pop-up. In this case (Ubuntu to Windows) choose SMB. It
should install all the software you need.
On the windows side, I'm a little hazy, as I haven't touched networking
on a windows box since XP first came out. You most likely have to open
up net neighbourhood and let it search for the Ubuntu machine. Make sure
workgroup is the same between machines. Worse comes to worse, you may
need to force the windows machine to search using the Ubuntu machine's
IP, something like 10.*.*.* or 192.168.*.*, as was mentioned previously
'ifconfig' in a terminal can tell you.
Hope that gets you started, also google 'ubuntu samba' that might hit on
a tutorial or two.
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