Read/Write TO Windows from Ubuntu
My linux box is running Mythbuntu 12.04 which uses the xfce desktop environment. My goal is to create a connection/shared drive from linux to Windows.
What have I done so far? I have samba installed and I can connect from my Win7 PC TO my linux box. IOW, I can read/write from Windows to a share on my mythbuntu box. But for some reason, my linux box can't see my Win7 PC -- so I can't create a connection/shared drive from linux to Windows. From a linux terminal I can ping to Win7 box successfully.
I think I'm stuck on either:
1) My login names are different on the two boxes and I'm probably not creating my Windows share correctly. My Win7 login is "John" and my linux box is "JSmith". Windows will not let me create a share for "JSmith"
2) Because I'm running mythbuntu, I do not have a default Network icon setup by default. As some of you are aware Mythbuntu uses xfce/thunar, not nautilus. I believe nautilus is used in the general Ubuntu installation and has some additional tools/network settings that makes it easier than what the Mythbuntu install has.
3) Do I need samba client installed? I installed Samba (server?) about 6 months ago, so I forgot if that installation included the samba client. When I navigated to the terminal to install the client, I received an install error. After this happened I decided I better post this message before I screw anything up.
Thanks in advance
HTPC build: Mythbuntu 12.04, MythTV 0.26+
Mobo: Asus M3N78-VM, AMD A10, Video: Geforce 430, Tuners: HVR-1600, HVR-2250, HD: 3TB system