Direct cable connection between Ubuntu 12.04 and Win 7 not working
PC A is a laptop running 12.04 from an external hard drive. PC B is a Win 7 laptop running Win 7. I have an ethernet cable directly connecting them both. There's no router or ethernet hub or switch. I've spent a number of hours trying to view the Win PC from PC A. Nothing has worked. On PC A I've installed Samba, gvfs etc. On PC B I've enabled network sharing, etc.
How can I get PC A to see the files on PC B? I've spent hours googling for solutions and looking on various Ubuntu forums. Nothing has worked.
On PC A the network icon is showing 2 thick arrows pointing up and down which means something is connected.
I keep getting the errors: "Nautilus cannot handle "network" locations." and "Failed to retrieve share list from server".
Any solutions? Thanks,
12.04 on external usb hard drive. Acer Aspire 5732Z, 4GB RAM, Intel Dual Core T4300, 2.1 GHz. Jai Ubuntu ki jai!