cant connect ubuntu 10.10 to windows(xp,vista,7) via ethernet

Asked by skt.diaz

i hav samba installed, but still cant get ubuntu to share files with a windows computer. i saw some command-line ways to connect but they were too complicated to follow. isnt there a GUI method to do this?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You can share folders using nautilus. run:

sudo apt-get install samba

and you can right click folders to share them. Not all features have GUI methods but personally I find configuring shares using the smb.conf file (it gives far easier config and with greater control)

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skt.diaz (skt-diaz) said :

i already hav samba installed . how do i connect using "connect to a server" under " places"? when i connect an ethernet cable, i see something called autoetho0 in network manager, what is this?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Click start and run
then run:


change foo for your Ubuntu system's home name
change share to the share name you defined for the share

Should access it just fine.

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