How do I configure KANOTIX to use SAMBA (Windows) Shares from Remote Machines?
With the KANOTIX Live-CD all you need to do to integrate shares of other machines is call the script sambastart which is found in the K-Menu->KANOTIX->Server.nach oben
With a HD-Install you can do it this way:
Do all commands as root (in a Terminal or Konsole)
Put the URL in Konqueror (run Konqueror as normal user).
server = servername or IP of the Windows Machine
share = name of the share
In KDE - Konqueror put in the URL
or the complete URL
In a konsole you can see the shares located on a server by:
# smbclient -L server
To mount a share in a directory -(with full access for ALL Users) remember this:
Mountpoint must exist. If it does not, you must first create directory like this (Name is arbitrary):
# mkdir -p /mnt/server_share
Then mount the share - remote filesystem VFAT:
# mount -t smbfs -o username=Administrator,fmask=777,dmask=777 //server/share /mnt/server_share
or remote filesystem NTFS:
# mount -t smbfs -o username=Administrator,fmask=777,dmask=777,lfs //server/share /mnt/server_share
To terminate the connection, use:
# umount /mnt/server_share
If you want to put an entry in /etc/fstab> to make the mount easier than insert the following line on that file:
//server/share /mnt/server_share smbfs defaults,username=dein_username,password=**********,fmask=777,dmask=777,quiet 0 0
or if you want to mount the partition as username:groupname
//server/share /mnt/server_share smbfs defaults,uid=username,gid=groupname,username=dein_username,password=**********,fmask=777,dmask=777,quiet 0 0
You can mount all filesystems using the command
# mount -a
How do I set up KANOTIX as Samba-Server?
From the KANOTIX Live-CD all you need to setup/start a simple Samba-Server is the call of the script sambastart, which is also found in KDE-menu under KANOTIX-Server.nach oben
On a HD-Install it is neccessary to adjust the Samba-Configuration. Here comes a simple example.If you want to know more about the usage of Samba and the setup of a Linux-Samba-Sever its advisible to read the Samba Documentation.
To adjust the samba-configuration you do as follows:
you open the file "/etc/samba/smb.conf" in an editor (e.a. kedit) and enter this:
# Globale Changes - Proposal everything simple as possible - no passwords, perform like Windows 9x
security = share
workgroup = WORKGROUP
# Share without write-permission -important if NTFS Filesystems are to be shared!
comment = Windows Partition
browseable = yes
writable = no
path = /mnt/hda1 # <-- adjust to your partition
public = yes
# Sharing a partition with permission to write- the partition has to be mounted writable - makes sense with e.g. FAT32.
comment = Data Partition (first extended Partition)
browseable = yes
writable = yes
path = /mnt/hda5
public = yes
Dont forget to save. You can now start/stop samba with
You can also start/stop samba automaticaly at boot-time. Issue this call:
# update.rc.d samba defaults
Now samba starts when you boot and stops when you shutdown.