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Thread: How do I find out my usernam/password

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    How do I find out my usernam/password

    I created a file share between my laptop which is running Ubuntu, and my pc, which has windows xp. But when I try to access the laptop, it says I need my user name and password. I tried the one for when I log onto ubuntu, but it does not work. any ideas?

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    Re: How do I find out my usernam/password

    You need to use a user/password duo which are on Windows XP, not on Ubuntu.

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    Re: How do I find out my usernam/password

    There are ways to link Windows user names to Ubuntu/Samba usernames, but the easiest is to insure that the username/password on the Windows machine are the same as a username/password on Ubuntu AND Samba.
    Use the adduser to create a Ubuntu user and passwd to set a user password. The smbpasswd -a can then be used to create a Samba username/password.

    There are other posts around that probably explain this better.
    Last edited by Iowan; May 13th, 2008 at 03:51 AM.
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