i have a ubuntu PC wired to a windows network of 4 pcs running XP & vista.. The linux

Asked by tony kendle on 2008-10-30

I have a linux PC wired to a windows network of 4 PCs running XP & vista.
The PC running ubuntu can see & access all the windows PCs but the windows PCs cannot see the linux PC
I am new to ubuntu,so plain english please

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hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said :
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When you say "see" the Ubuntu PC, they are not listed in your "Network Places"? If so you need to install and configure "Samba".

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tony kendle (a-kendle) said :
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I installed "samba",but it made no differance .
If i go in "network places" on any of the windows PCs it only shows the windows PCs & the router,the linux pc is not showing
even if it is getting a file from one of the windows PCs.

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Seif Attar (seifattar) said :
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On your windows machine, if you go to Start->Run and type \\IpAddress\ replacing IpAddress with the IP address of the ubuntu machine, does it it show you the ubuntu shares? have you shared any folders on the ubuntu machine?

 you can find you what your IP is by right clicking on the network icon and selecting connection information.

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tony kendle (a-kendle) said :
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I have now configered some folders in samba & they show up on the windows machines.
I did not realise the linux machine would not show as a PC ,as windows machines do.
many thanks

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Joe (fakeaddress2005) said :
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Hi guys! I'm having the same problem that Tony was. I read the input above, and tried Seif's suggestion... I right clicked on my network icon, got my Ubuntu machine's IP address, and then went over to my XP machine. I went into my command prompt and typed \\192.168.1.103\ but just got back the following:

'\\192.168.1.103\' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

Please advise. thanks! ...Joe

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Seif Attar (seifattar) said :
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Hello,

\\192.168.1.103\ is not a command, it's a UNC path, which the command prompt cannot process, you need to put that in the Explorer window address bar, or in the Run dialog from the start menu. Also, ensure that you share a folder on ubuntu first.