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Mapping a shared ubuntu drive in windows.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ThePCguy95, Jul 7, 2012.

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  1. ThePCguy95

    ThePCguy95 Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2010
    I have never had to share an Ubuntu drive to windows before, and I never thought it would end up being this difficult. What I need to do is share my 500gb drive in ubuntu, it is a secondary drive, not the primary with the OS on it, to my windows xp and my windows 7 machines. So far I have samba installed on the ubuntu machine and I have formatted and set everything up. The issue is that I just cant figure out how to connect to it in windows becuase when i use the map network drive feature it says something about no network found. Any ideas what I could do, or could someone instruct me through this from the beginning?
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor

    Mar 30, 2008
    I had set up a Samba server on a Linux box ages ago. It was one of the most royal pain in the rear for me at the time. I then was turned on to Webmin. Webmin makes it a snap to setup a Samba server. You should install Webmin and go through it to setup your Samba server. Hopefully, it'll resolve your issue.
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