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    Question How to mount UNIX to Windows?

    Hello, I am currently mounted to a UNIX share via a Linux laptop by way of NFS. I am very unfamiliar with the Linux environment and would prefer to do this via Windows. Does anyone know how to do this?

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    Do you have a windows laptop??

    I would try that...

    Now the Unix share you are connecting to...will need some kinda utility such as SAMBA to allow a windows box to log on and access the share etc

    then again I am no Linux\unix guru...

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    Hey Hey,

    Since you already have the Unix share offered to you via NFS, you need to add NFS to your Windows client in order to access the share.

    This can be done quite simply by using Windows Services for Unix 3.5

    You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...u/default.mspx

    Then it's just a matter of setting it up... The documentation is extensive and google groups will provide plenty of help if you search, if you still run into problems just post here and we'll help you along.

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    Here is some of the documentation that HTRegz mentions: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d...i_unx_dxvy.asp

    Check out Part V - Interoperability - Interoperating with Unix.
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    Windows uses those commands to mount:

    net use x: \\IP_OR_COMPUTER_NAME\ShareName

    where X: is driver letter that will be shown in explorer.
    "X:" must not exist befor you mounting
    Username uses default with no password
    For more information use this: "net help use"

    Linux uses those commands to mount:

    mount //IP_OR_COMPUTER_NAME/ShareName FolderPathOrName
    smbmount mount //IP_OR_COMPUTER_NAME/ShareName FolderPathOrName

    "FolderPathOrName" must exist befor mounting
    Uses current username and can ask for password if it was not used in options.
    for more information use: "man mount" or "man smbmount"

    All this you must write in c/konsole and have "admin"(not always) rights or be root if you are in linux/unix.

    If you have not installed Fileshare services in windows you will not be able to share or even mount other shares.
    In linux you must have smbclient and samba(server) installed for mount and share.

    //I am just beginner in windows and linux
    // too far away outside of limit

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    well

    I have decided...
    From now on..


    I will only answer questions...which I have more knowledge

    or I at least I FEEL i have more knowledge
    Dabbled with unix\linux....

    Wish I had more time to really dig in

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    that windows services for unix will only work if you have XP Pro, if you have home dont even bother

    unless that has changed since the last time i tried installing it
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

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    well

    I have decided...
    From now on..


    I will only answer questions...which I have more knowledge

    or I at least I FEEL i have more knowledge
    Dabbled with unix\linux....

    Wish I had more time to really dig in

    MLF
    What do you mean? Your post lead to more information being dug up and posted! As soon as you stated "SAMBA" and that got me brain a-going as well as others. So there!
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    I have no problem to acces linux shares from windows boxes.

    I am not using domain server in my network.
    I have seen that it can cause some connection problem sometimes.

    And also firewall that block NetBIOS ports that uses for share connections.
    It is good to shut it down.
    // too far away outside of limit

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    Originally posted here by hexadecimal
    that windows services for unix will only work if you have XP Pro, if you have home dont even bother

    unless that has changed since the last time i tried installing it
    Requirements
    Processor
    Pentium II (or equivalent) or later processor

    Operating System
    • Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003

    • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1

    • Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 3 or later

    • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3 or later


    (Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 does not work with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows NT® Workstation, or Windows NT Server.)

    Memory
    16 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum, in addition to the recommended minimum configuration for the operating system

    Hard Disk
    20 MB of available hard disk space required; 360 MB maximum required to install all Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 components

    Drive
    CD-ROM drive

    Browser
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later (must be installed prior to running Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 Setup)
    SFU is a business solution. XP Home is not a business operating system... If everything was the same for Home and Pro, there'd be no reason for the distinction.


    I have no problem to acces linux shares from windows boxes.

    I am not using domain server in my network.
    I have seen that it can cause some connection problem sometimes.

    And also firewall that block NetBIOS ports that uses for share connections.
    It is good to shut it down.
    This happens because you are using SAMBA... so the NetBIOS type setup (net use, etc) will work just fine.... It's been stated that this setup is Using NFS... so the net use command, and your standard NB / NBT connections aren't going to work.

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