View Full Version : [ubuntu] using crossover cable to connect windows to ubuntu

May 15th, 2008, 05:11 AM

I am trying to connect my laptop with Ubuntu to a desktop with Win XP. I connected the two via a crossover cable. I have set the desktop's connections to

ip: subnet:

and the laptop to

ip: subnet:

Both computers are able to ping each other and when i go to view workgroups in win xp, i can see my samba share. but here is where my problems begin.

When I try to access that samba share from win xp, i am told i do not have the permission, even though my account is an admin account. When I go to the samba part through nautilus (the location smb:\\\) and type in the address bar, i get an error saying is not a folder.

Any idea what i am doing wrong?

May 15th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Have u shared few DIRs in Windows to get accessed for SAMBA. And probably in the Linux User Groups, i think u need to enable SAMBA support. Just a wild guess.

May 15th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Ok, i fiddled a bit and managed to get ubuntu to get into the Win xp. It turned out, I needed to delete one of the 3 ///'s so it read smb:// before the shared folders popped up in nautilus.

But the the problem with privledges in Win xp still stand :(

Zenwalker: could you explain enabling samba in the user groups?

May 16th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Speaking of accounts... Did you set up your user via smbpasswd -a? Besides having an Ubuntu account, the user also needs a Samba account.