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Re: Newbie Hardware/Partitioning

On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 11:06:04AM -0400, Hershel Robinson wrote:
> > > My thoughts are to set up:
> > >
> > > 10G Windows 2K system and software
> > > 10G Shareable data (FAT?)
> >
> > On the same machine, it's pretty well got to be FAT... but you could
> > put the shared data on the machine you're using at the moment, under
> > whatever Linux filesystem takes your fancy, and export it as a samba
> > share to your new box. NICs are cheap...
> This idea occurred to me and interests me. Could I ask you a stupid question
> or two?

Sure, though there are others on the list who know more than me... (I'm
posting it back to the list; I don't mind getting personal mails as a
result of list threads, but in general it makes more sense to ask the
list as a whole, unless the question's specifically about pigeons :-) )

> I have an ethernet hub connected to the internet, to which I plan to plug in
> this new machine. Is it possible to share files between them without having
> a third server? 

Sure, just set up a samba server on whichever box is running Linux.
There's no need for the server to be a dedicated machine.

> How do I share them? I have a web page with info on how to
> get samba to connect to my Windows network, but I don't know how to open up
> my Windows machine to samba!

Oh dear. I can't remember what I did on the Windoze end, and the HD
with Windoze on is currently buggered, so I can't look. (And it's 98,
not 2k, so probably different...)

Basically I fiddled about with the networking settings, stuck the
server's name and IP in a couple of likely-looking places and rebooted
a lot. It was a bit of a slow process because of the rebooting, but
not a difficult bit of experimentation. Oh, I think I had to
install/activate/something NetBEUI / Microsoft Networking, the Windoze
installation having originally been as minimal as possible.

One trick I found useful is the ability to change settings on the
samba server from the windoze box by pointing Internet Exploder at


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