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File Sharing Between Linux and Windows

I wanted to backup from my work (Windows) box to my personal (Linux) box. I found these useful videos on setting up Samba file sharing. This first guy was right I didn’t know about the extra configuration changes.

http://screencasts.ubuntu.com/SAMBA_Filesharing

Funny story. I did all this and didn’t see the Linux box on the network. Hmm that’s strange. I opened Firefox on Ubuntu to find no Internet either! With a quick glance at the back of the computer I saw the network cable was not plugged in. :)

I need to get another network cable for the mac. I keep switching between them.

Here is the Ubuntu Wiki page for Samba. Which has more details.

Ubuntu Update Manager Tip

I just re-installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my home computer. Although this version was just released in October there are almost 180MB of updates needed as soon as you do a clean install now.

Running all those updates at once was going to be a pain. So I started removing some bigger packages and I realized there are about 130 of them!

Luckily you can right click in the package list area and select “Uncheck All” and only select the packages you want to install.

Update: I’m adding the update manager screen shot. You can can right click on any of the items to get the “Uncheck all”, “Check all” menu.

Ubuntu update manager