Hi, I have installed xubuntu 9.04 on my playtation 3. I have done this as I have a server in my home which contains all my music, and videos (along with other files that are unimportant for the PS3). I am trying to access these files, but am not able to figure how to do this. The files are all contained in seperate folders, although a second option is that the Windows home server has a media sharing option, which on my Playstation opeating system, shows as a media server. It is enabled on the server, although I am unable to access it through Xubuntu.
The whole purpose of this exercise is to watch and play my movies and music that are stored on my server, using the playstation booted into xubuntu. The playstation's operating system is limited to its capabilities of reading video files, especially mkv format. So the end result for xubuntu for me will be a media centre client.
I hope someone can lead me in the right direction.
I am using Samba to share media files over my home network. When I had 9.04, everything ran smoothly. After the upgrade, I've had trouble gaining access to these files from my other computers which run various versions of Windows.
What I've done so far (all logged in as root):
Installed Samba, added the folders I wanted to share.
Tried to set permissions by right clicking on folder, Properties, Permissions tab. When I try to select different permissions for either user, group, or others, the combo box quickly reverts back to the previous selection.
Removed Samba and all its components. Reinstalled Samba... same problems.
Checked smb.conf file and saw permissions were set correctly there.
Tried to access shared files locally by doing the following -- Places, Network, [computer-name], Public (name of folder).. and I get the error message "Failed to Mount Windows Share".
What in the world am I missing? This was so easy before...
forgive me, i'm still new to ubuntu.
folks, I'm just two days old and I have one small issue that I'm sure you can help me with...(solution it's probably right infront of me and I just can't see it cause I'm tired from figuring out the whole samba shared files shenanigans)
I have a Vista laptop that cant see or access ubuntu desktop shared files..... but my ubuntu desktop can access the Vista public folders...it can move them, change them, add them to the Vista public folder.. etc...( weird )
What do I need to do... to be able to see my ubuntu desktop on my Vista network folder while using the vista laptop?
if you need any info please tell me how I can get it for you...as I said Im brand new to ubuntu.
i m presently connected to ethernet lan...
is there any way i can access shared files on lan
and download from there
in windows i use 'advanced IP scanner'
but couldn't get anything of that sort for ubuntu
advanced IP scanner is not working properly through wine
i tried places>network but its not showing all the
nodes on lan as i see through advanced IP scanner.
I have my samba set up and so on, can view the network on both my windows machine and my ubuntu 11.04, now when i try to access the shared files the windows systemn keeps asking for a password and user name, and the ubuntu machine keep on saying unable to mount shared files.
how do i work around this?
I've searched the forums, but have not found this particular issue. I'm having a file sharing problem on my home network since installing Ubuntu 10.04. My network has 4 PCs, 2 - Win XP, 2 - Ubuntu 10.04. I can access the shared files on the WinXP PCs from any PC. I cannot access the shared files on the Ubuntu PCs from any PC, except that each PC can access its own files. ie. One Ubuntu PC can access files on the WinXP PCs but not on the other Ubuntu PC. The folders are displayed, but cannot be accessed. I have checked to be sure the work groups are the same on each PC. I have verified that of the intended folders is correctly marked for sharing. I don't know where to look next.
When I first start up my 2 computers once the network is established if I try to acces the Ubuntu shared folders from the Win XP machine I get this error:
"\\localhost is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find
out if you have access permissions. You were not connected because a
duplicate name exits on the network. Go to System in Control Panel to
change the computer name and try again."
If I first access the Windows shared files and then go back to the Win machine I get the password prompt and all is well.
Is this normal?
Recently, I installed Ubuntu 11.04 Server on one of my computers and set it up as a file and print server. Samba is installed and configured. The server has drives with files shared on them using Samba and for the most part, it works great. I have three other computers on my network which can access the files (2 Win XP boxes and 1 Vista). They can access all shares without ANY problems. A fourth computer has Ubuntu 11.04 desktop installed and on the network. I cannot access the shared files from the Ubuntu machine for some reason. I can view all computers and shares on the network but when I go to open it, I keep getting the "unable to mount location" message. I've even changed sharing permissions in Samba to allow everyone. No matter what I do, that Linux computer can not mount the shared drives but the Windows computers can. I thought Samba can be used for accessing files from Windows AND Linux clients, not just Windows. If it should work, suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm on a wireless network in my house, and used to, from Windows, be able to access the shared files on my mum's PC downstairs...Heck, I could even do it from the liveCD, but now, I can't?
When I click on "Places >> Network servers", it comes up with "Windows network", and when I click on that, I see nothing.
I tried with and without static IP, but this made no difference...
I installed Samba aswell, this made no difference either...
So how can I view the shared files?
Here's my set-up:
Vista laptop PC, Ubuntu Desktop PC.
On my notebook, I set up network sharing and shared some various files.
From my Ubuntu PC, I can see my Vista laptop and its shared files, and I can move them without problems. Also on my Ubuntu PC, I can see that my desktop is part of the network.
From my Vista laptop, I can see my desktop computer as part of the network, and when I double click it, it asks for a username and password.
Here is where I get stuck. I am assuming that the correct username and password would be the username and password for the Ubuntu PC. However, when I enter that, it says it is incorrect.
Does anyone know how to solve this dilemma?
I'm kind of new to this operating system so please bear with me.
I installed Ubuntu 8.04 x64 for the first time a week or so.
When i got in i could instantly access the files on my brothers computers without having to change anything.
Later on i had some issues and decided to reinstall the whole operating system and when i got in again i couldn't access the files anymore nor could i even see them through places -> network...
I have no idea if i've done anything wrong this time or whats causing it...
my ubuntu jaunty install will read shared files on 'win XP pro edition' computer connected to my network but will not read shared files form a 'win xp home edition' pc on the same network.
any help will be greatly appreciated.
Just a quick question. I've poked around in Samba's documentation, but its sorta confusing for me. Anyway, heres the situation. So far I've managed to get my Ubuntubox to work fine over a network. My main aim was to get a folder shared so I can access the files in that folder from a WinXPbox over the network. So yeah, it's all working, but here's my problem - I want to be able to CHANGE the files in that folder from my WinXPbox, for example, delete files, write files, copy files from XPbox to that shared folder. At the moment I can only view files. Here's the code for the following folder in smb.conf:
path = /home/me/Desktop
valid users = myusername
available = yes
browseable = yes
public = no
writable = yes
What command do I add so I can copy files across and delete files? So I need to add:
admin users = myusername2?
Thanks for your help guys! I must say its harder to work than Win where you can just right click and share files, but this is way more satsfying and quite fun!:mrgreen:
I have some media files shared in a directory on a PC running Windows 2000.
I want to be able to play them on a pc running Ubuntu linux. All the Ubuntu apps won't let me view the shared files though, as if I try and browse using the directory SMB://JFS/Music/ it says no such directory, where JFS in the PC name and Music is the shared folder. I don't know why this doesn't work but I'm sure it used to.
I had installed XP with VirtualBox. Now I had problem with the ubuntu install and hence reinstalled ubuntu. However I didn't delete the partition so that I could recover my files. I managed to recover my files from the previous ubuntu install, but have yet to recover from the XP. Can I access the files that I had in virtual XP? I desperately need some files but I don't know where it is located or how to do it. Can somebody please help me.
How do I access "Program Files" located in ~/.wine/drive_c with the cd command ? when I try, this is what happens:
rrmendes Wed Jan 13 14:24:38 BRST 2010
[~]cd /home/rrmendes/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Okapi/Olifant
bash: cd: /home/rrmendes/.wine/drive_c/Program: No such file or directory
rrmendes Wed Jan 13 14:24:38 BRST 2010
any help would be appreciated,
Is it possible to access smb files from bash?
for example i would like to run:
I get the "No such file or directory" error.
you won't believe me, but there are still people that have never started a thread (like me). So far I got all the answers I needed by searchin. So please be patient for any mistakes.
My question is a general one:
Let's say I save my personal files on an external ext2/3 formated disc. Then I will be owner and have the rwx permissions.
How far is there a protection of my files when connected to another linux machine?
Of course, root can always do everything. But what happens if a user with rwx permissions on the mounted disc wants to access them?
And can I access my files on the other machine if I have the same user-account there?
I'm new to unbuntu so please bear with me. I installed linux using the windows installer (from windows 7) so now I can choose to boot either windows or linux. The program I wish to use will only function in a unix environment but the file I wish to use with the program was originally downloaded in windows. It is a big file and would take a long time to download again - and there are other files similar in size which I will require at a later stage so this is why I need to access windows files.
The problem is that the hard drives listed under devices do not have all of the files - in fact hardly any of them - so this is the reason why I tried to mount the hard drve (sda1) using terminal. Terminal stated that the drive was already exclusively mounted (or something on those lines). As a result I realized it must have been automounted so I unmounted everything listed under devices and then re-mounted sdb1 to my own folder (/mnt/windrive) but it still does not show all the files. Why might this be?
Hope you can help!