[TriLUG] Reverse Samba?
mgmonza at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 11:56:24 EDT 2007
Not a request for dancing instruction :) but it still may be too basic
a question for this group:
I'm trying to use my Debian kernel 2.6 computers to back up some very
large Windows XP directories and want to use Gzip and tar to do this.
Linux being the lean mean system it is, those boxen have small hard
drives. Me being the cash-strapped cheapskate I am, I don't want to pay
for Linux-like utilities for M$ machines,
Dual-booting is the obvious answer, but not until those files are backed
up. Knoppix doesn't seem able to see the windows files and has problems
recognizing the CD drive in any case, so I don't think I can use it to
transfer the files to CD. And Debian networking recognizes the Windows
machine, but can't access it, even though I'm pretty sure I've marked
the drives as shareable. I set up Samba, and can transfer files to the
relatively small share I've allocated on the Debian machine and do
Windows and Linux things to them there, but can't get the reverse thing
going - having Linux be able to to do Linux things on the Windows laptop.
Is there something obvious I'm missing here with Samba, or did I just
build a watch and still can't read the time? Thanks in advance for any
help, advice, answers, etc.
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