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How to install Samba on Fedora

Hello

I am still relatively new to Linux.  As I understand it, I need Samba to access shared folders on a Windows system from Linux.   To do this, I need to use an SMBMOUNT command (or something of the sort).  

Can someone please give me (or point me to) step by step instructions on how to install and set up Samba?

Again, I am new to to Linux, so the actual commands necessary would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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quiTech
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wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   SAMBA comes with Fedora.
First, check the installation.
rpm -q samba

If not, then as root, type
system-config-packages
and cleck the "Windows File Server" and click on "Update". It will prompt you from the CD to install.

To see Windows' shared folder, click "Start Here" icon on the desktop and type
smb://<window machine name>/<shared folder name>

Or run "knoqueror" and type in the same "smb://" on the address line.

Then you will be able to access the Windows shared folder from Linux.

Regards,

Wesly
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jlevieCommented:
You only need the samba-common & samba-client packages to access windows shared folders. Most installations of Fedora will include those by default and you can verify that they are installed with 'rpm -qa | grep samba'. If they aren't installed you can add them from your CD's or with 'up2date -i samba-common samba-client'.
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quiTechAuthor Commented:
Wesly,

Here is what I get:

     [root@linx02 root]# rpm -q samba
     samba-3.0.0-15

I assume the above means that samba-3.0.0-15 is installed.

The smb: command does not seem to work:

     [root@linx02 root]# smb://linx01/sharedfiles
     bash: smb://linx01/sharedfiles: No such file or directory

similarly:

     [root@linx02 root]# knoqueror
     bash: knoqueror: command not found

Any suggestions?





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wesly_chenCommented:
> smb://linx01/sharedfiles
This is not run in teminal command. It is on Nautilus, file manager on Gnome.

Oops, typo, it should be
konqueror

Wesly
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badrulnmCommented:
do this at command prompt:

# nautilus smb://linx01/sharedfiles

or

# smbclient //linx01/sharedfiles
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quiTechAuthor Commented:
Thanks !
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