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PiMinto
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Setting up a network drive

Postby PiMinto » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:17 am

I need to have a shared drive between an Xp machine and Maya via wifi, and have printers attached through the Xp machine. I got no idea how to do this, is it best to setup a network on the windows machine first and then attach Mint or vice versa?

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Re: Setting up a network drive

Postby altair4 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm

I read through your post a couple of times and I think your use of the terms "network drive" and "setting up a network" are throwing me off. See if any of this answers your question:

If you want to create a share of a folder in Mint it's a lot like creating one in WinXP - Open Nemo > Right click a folder you own > Select "Sharing Options". For more information see the following:
Simple File Sharing in Mint: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169

If the WinXP machine cannot see the Mint machine or it's share then you might want to go through the checklist:
Samba Browsing Problems Checklist: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=88146&start=0

If the Mint machine cannot see or access a WInXP share that you created then go through the checklist above and if that does not resolve the issue then post the output of this diagnostic command:

Code: Select all

smbtree

For accessing a WinXP attached shared printer then you might want to see if this gets you anywhere:
Network Printing: : viewtopic.php?f=42&t=28397
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PiMinto
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Re: Setting up a network drive

Postby PiMinto » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:50 am

Thanks, I'll check that out.


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