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Sharing files / folders

Postby Ketil on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:30 pm

Hi.
Can anyone please guide me step by step how to share a folder on my desktop computer (linux mint elyssa) with my laptop (win vista home premium).

I've searched the forums and tried just about anything, but nothing seems to work.

I've opened ports 137-139 + 445 in Firestarter.

To start from scratch I've done the following:
- Uninstalled network manager and swat.
- Deleted the shares in "admin->shared folders"
- Disabled sharing via nautilus "sharing options"


Appreciate it if someone could take the time and help me.

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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby Ketil on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:33 pm

.....just to mention it:
Sharing did work right after I installed Linux MInt. But now (a couple of months later) it doesn't. :(

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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby ziggsstar on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:49 pm

Listen to the last 8 - 9 mins of the excellent MintCast, that will put you right.

http://mintcast.org/
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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby Ketil on Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:56 pm

Hi.
Thanks for the tip, but it seems that both episodes on the rss feed is episode 2,
despite the titles say ep 1+ ep 2.

Has to be something wrong with the feed.

So.... I still need help setting up file sharing.

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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby ziggsstar on Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:24 pm

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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby akaNed on Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:22 pm

Right click on the folder you want to share, and choose 'Sharing Options'.
Choose 'Share this Folder'. If Samba is not installed, then you will be given the option to install it.
Once it's done installing, give your share a name, and if you want other people to have write access check the box.
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Re: Sharing files / folders

Postby infamous on Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:12 am

I tried to get sharing to work on the x64 of Elyssa but its all messed up.

'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied
You do not have permission to create a usershare. Ask your administrator to grant you permissions to create a share
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