cannot see Windows network from UBUNTU - help please

Asked by Frank Kaplan on 2007-03-28

how to use nautilus

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davee (davee-sungate) said :
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Does doing: Places / Network Servers show you "Windows Network"? And does clicking on "Windows Network" show your windows domain names and/or workgroups?

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Kayakninja (chris-ubdev) said :
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Try installing Samba. It's a program that "shares folders over your network". Point is, that will probably help. You can install Samba by going to System/Administration/Shared Folders. There will be a popup that has Samba and a different program that works for Mac OS and lets you install them. Once the install is finished, go to System/Administration/Services and make sure the little box next to Samba is checked so it runs on startup.
Hope it helps,
Chris

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Frank Kaplan (frank-mid-atlantictraining) said :
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Thanks - I give it a try. Been at Windows DOS since 1.0 and before that but
this is new to me.
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Subject: Re: [Support #4461]: cannot see Windows network from UBUNTU -
helpplease

Your support request #4461 on nautilus in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+ticket/4461

    Status: Needs information => Answered

Kayakninja proposed the following answer:
Try installing Samba. It's a program that "shares folders over your
network". Point is, that will probably help. You can install Samba by going
to System/Administration/Shared Folders. There will be a popup that has
Samba and a different program that works for Mac OS and lets you install
them. Once the install is finished, go to System/Administration/Services and
make sure the little box next to Samba is checked so it runs on startup.
Hope it helps,
Chris

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Frank Kaplan (frank-mid-atlantictraining) said :
#4

Thank you - now I can see Windows from Ubuntu but can't see Ubuntu from Windows. Can someone please give a clue. Thanks.

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Frank Kaplan (frank-mid-atlantictraining) said :
#5

Yes, but not the Ubuntu computer. I created a workgroup in Windows called MSHOME seperate from my regular one and Ubuntu sees it, but I can't see the Ubuntu computer from Windows.

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said :
#6

You have to configure a samba share on the Ubuntu computer in order for the Windows Computer to be able to see it.

Here is a link how to configure it manually in the configuration files:

http://us4.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/

or you can do it via GUI in gnome with

System/Administration/Shared Folders

in KDE with

KMenu->System Settings->Internet & Networks->Sharing->File Sharing

Here you must change to Administrator Mode with the button at the left buttom corner of the window.

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Ralph Janke (txwikinger) said :
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Rob (bwana) said :
#8

I too am having some problems setting up my network with Hardy 8.04 and Windows on 1 machine using Hardy. The other is fine. I have installed Samba. I can see the icon for Windows Network, but nothing shows when I try to open this. It does show the network on the other Hardy machine. I am totally baffled as I have tried to ensure the settings are the same on both machines.

Any help would be gratefully accepted.

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