I am trying to setup a WatchOCR server. (This is a server that watches a folder for PDF files and when it finds files there, it OCRs the files and places them in to an output folder as searchable PDF files. Very Cool!).
It comes as a bootable CD with Knoppix that is preconfigured to run from the CD. It has an option to install itself on to a hard drive, which I have done. It boots and seems to run good. To test or use it I have to be able to get PDF files from my Windows network onto the Knoppix machine. That is where I am stuck.
In our Windows network we have 2 NAS drives, one uses domain authentication and one uses it's built-in authentication (via windows workgroup connection). We also have Windows servers available (2003 & 2008).
I have tried setting up shares on both NAS drives (with their separate auth. methods) and also tried shares on server drives and workstation drives - all to be accessed by the Knoppix machine.
I have tried setting up shared on the Knoppix machine, both on the linux drive and on an NTFS drive that is also in the machine (ann accessible to Knoppix).
I have followed multiple docments with, slightly different instructions, on exactly how to do this. In some cases I could see the shares, some cases I couldn't. When I could see the shares if I tried to read or write to them, they either went off-line or froze the computer until it times out.
I am a noob to linux and I really need some Expert help. I know there are some really smart people here and I hope one of you can help me.
I need an accessible share between the Knoppix machine and my windows machines. I prefer the share be on the Knoppix machine and accessible by windows, but the other way around will work too. Whatever is easier or more stable.
Information on the system is here > www.watchocr.com
and the ISO download is here > www.watchocr.com/files
. They might make more sense that I do.