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Support => Networking => Topic started by: sdgengineer on June 07, 2014, 01:09:30 am

Title: File server for Windows users (SOLVED)
Post by: sdgengineer on June 07, 2014, 01:09:30 am

I have a couple of computers with PM 1, 3, and 4 as well as a desktop with windows 7.  I can see the windows shares just fine on the Linux boxes, but have not figured out how to see the Linux shares when I am logged into the Win 7 box.  I have seen a couple of solutions,  but they were geared towards straight up Ubuntu, and I appeared to hit a dead end when I tried them.  Can you vector me to a tutorial? 

I am sure I have to share them out with samba or perhaps something else,  but have not seen how to do that.  I ultimately want to replace a creaky old XP file server at my church with Peppermint but I need to ensure I can do it.

Thanks for your help.

Scott G
Title: Re: File server for Windows users
Post by: emegra on June 07, 2014, 04:41:57 am
Hi sdgengineer

You'll need to have Samba installed on your Peppermint PC to share files,

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sudo apt-get install samba

then for the gui interface

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sudo apt-get install system-config-samba

Peppermint 4 has a useful networking metapackage that installs most of the necessary packages needed for networking including Samba

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sudo apt-get install peppermint-networking-pack

Once installed open the Menu>System Tools and you should find Samba there, setting up the share is quite self explanatory but if you need any further help post back here

Good luck