View Full Version : [ubuntu] File-Sharing Between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10

July 9th, 2011, 04:02 AM
I'm trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 via Unetbootin, but for some reason I can never download an uncorrupted ISO. I have Windows 7 on a separate computer (It's for work, I promise! :p) so I decided to try downloading on that and it worked. But my only available USB drive isn't large enough for the transfer, so I'm trying to set up file-sharing which, from the coverage I've seen in forums and articles, shouldn't be very difficult. But I don't even have the two seeing each other.

So if I could have help setting it up on the Ubuntu end that would be great. If someone can help with Windows that would be nice too, but I have no problems with going to a Windows forum for that. (I'm just using 7's inbuilt support for sharing, as that seems like standard practice and I couldn't find a Samba client for recent Windows versions.)

In network:/// I find an inode called "Windows Network" which leads to smb:///. This further contains an inode named "WORKGROUP," but trying to open it renders a message that "Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server." Windows just doesn't list any neighbors. Help!

$ findsmb

--------------------------------------------------------------------- JESDISCIPLE-LAP [WORKGROUP] [Unix] [Samba 3.4.0]
$ sudo iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

July 9th, 2011, 05:05 AM
Open Synaptic Package Manager, search for 'samba', and make sure you have all the necessary components installed, especially 'winbind'

July 9th, 2011, 03:20 PM
I got seven packages returned as results for that search, including those you listed. For completeness, I got them via the terminal so I can paste them. Interestingly, smbclient and libwbclient0 were not common to the two searches, so I listed both here.
$ aptitude search '~i' | grep -i samba
i libpam-smbpass - pluggable authentication module for Samba
i libwbclient0 - Samba winbind client library
i python-smbc - Python bindings for Samba clients (libsmbc
i samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for
i samba-common - common files used by both the Samba server
i samba-common-bin - common files used by both the Samba server
i smbclient - command-line SMB/CIFS clients for Unix
i A winbind - Samba nameservice integration server

July 12th, 2011, 02:41 PM
I found my larger USB drive, so I don't need Samba yet. I might try again after updating Ubuntu. The larger issue continues here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1802748).