Hello list, moderators! I’m new to samba.
I’m trying to set up samba on an Hp Pentium4 with 12.3-32 to communicate with a Dell Pentium4 with XpPro-32, both connected with wire to the same router. Both boxes are dual boot Xp and 12.3. With both booted to 12.3 the boxes communicate with ssh.
The Dell usually runs Xp and has the printer. I’ve enabled file sharing on the Dell with the share being it’s E drive. The Hp usually runs 12.3 and I’ve installed samba on it. Both of the 12.3 installs use lxde desktops, but have dolphin also installed. The Hp has the kde4-fileshare installed to get the dolphin share tab to display.
I used this link for samba installation instructions: How To Network openSUSE 12.3 And Windows » TweakHound
The instructions for the samba setup look like this: "Start-Up tab: ensure During Boot is enabled, check the box next to **Open Port in Firewall **Shares tab: check the box next to Allow Users to Share Their Directories, optional is to check box next to **Allow Guest Access **
Enter your Workgroup name (the actual workgroup name from your Windows machine) and the name of your computer.
Click the OK button".
One question from this is “the name of your computer”? Here I put the Dell Windows Xp computer’s name.
The Dolphin smb share setup is a Linux drive named /share formatted as FAT32.
When I browse with dolphin to Network > Samba shares there’s nothing there. Similarly smb://windowsworkgroup or smb://windowscomputername also find nothing.
nnb and smb daemons are running on the Hp.
Did I put the samba on the wrong machine? Is there more I need to do on the Xp box to make this work? Heboland.