View Full Version : [ubuntu] trying to see ubuntu laptop in xp network?

April 20th, 2010, 05:25 PM
Hi, followed several tutorials from youtube in relation to installing samba and accessing files from my ubuntu laptop on to a works laptop.

I cant seem to see ubuntu on xp anywhere

can you help

April 23rd, 2010, 06:06 AM
When you run smbtree in a terminal do you get a similar output to this:

Enter my password:
\\WILLY willy server (Samba, Ubuntu)
\\WILLY\IPC$ IPC Service (willy server (Samba, Ubuntu))
\\WILLY\Images iso images
\\WILLY\Iso Mounted iso's
\\WILLY\Stuff Everything Else
\\WILLY\Documents Documents
\\WILLY\Music Music
\\WILLY\Movies Movies & TV Shows
\\WILLY\print$ Printer Drivers
\\RISKY XP Computer
\\RISKY\C$ Default share
\\RISKY\ADMIN$ Remote Admin
\\RISKY\EPSONSty EPSON Stylus Photo R340 Series
\\RISKY\All Users
\\RISKY\print$ Printer Drivers

You can see from the above example that "willy" is running Ubuntu and "risky" is running XP.

April 24th, 2010, 12:46 AM
I am a newbie having had ubuntu 9.10 for about 10 days now, but I run my ubuntu laptop within an xp network. I confess that I did nothing (I did add the restricted-extras and the medibuntu package) The laptop is wireless and when I go to Places and go to 'network' my other xp computers show up. In my xp computers, when I go into the explorer and go to 'My Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/workgroup' there is my ubuntu laptop. It is just as everybody says with ubuntu, too easy. I dont even know what samba is. I don't know that this helps you but I can tell you that it works.

April 24th, 2010, 02:13 AM
It might also be that the domain name you have for Windows (MSHOME??) doesn't match that in Samba.

Dave ;)