I am using Mandrake Linux 9.0 in a dual-drive desktop. Win XP is installed on the other drive. For file-transfering to another box I was able to configure a simple network with my Win98 laptop over Samba. After mounting the shared directories from Win98 in Linux I am able to transfer files and data easily both directions. However, I can only transfer data between the two desktop drives ONE direction.
When Linux boots it auto-mounts the XP hard drive as /mnt/nt. It is no problem to transfer files FROM the NT disk INTO the Linux drive. However, I can't configure the two sides to allow file transfers from the Linux drive to XP, even as root. I've tried to transfer files to several different directories in mnt/nt. All of them are Windows "shared" directories in XP. I always get a dialog box saying something like "cannot save file as /mnt/nt/<dir>/<filename>."
One thing I've noticed on the Windows drive is that I can't seem to disable the "read only" file property on the folders I'm trying to transfer into. Is that the problem? If so, how to fix? If not, what else should I check? Thanks.