XP Accessing Linux Machine

November 14, 2010 at 12:49:51
Specs: Windows XP / Linux (Mint)
I attempting to network a XP pro box to a Linux (Ubuntu) box and image the entire Linux hard drive.

Using a ethernet crossover cable, I was able to get the 2 machines to ping back and forth (after some trial and error). I also got the Linux box to see the XP C:\ drive and to access files on the XP box. But…I am still fighting to get the XP box to see anything on the Linux box. Because of the nature of what I am attempting to do (I will be using DD or FTK to image the Linux (Mint) box), I do not want to download any kind of file sharing software on the Linux box. I know I should be able to do this, but I’ve been fighting with this piece of it for the better part of yesterday through today and I am finally to the point of asking for advise. Any help would be appreciated.


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November 14, 2010 at 12:51:22
can you use smb to view the files?

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November 14, 2010 at 13:07:08
Thanks for your reply…

I would prefer to not use SMB for it. The 2 computers are talking to each other and I can ping back and forth. This tells me that the connection has been made between the 2 boxes. Also, the Linux (Mint) machine can see/access the files on the XP machine. The software I will be using to image the Linux machine is on XP, so I need the XP machine to have access to the file system on the Linux machine. Its getting that access that I’m struggling with.

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November 14, 2010 at 13:14:38
why don't you want to use samba?

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November 14, 2010 at 14:33:25
I think I'd setup filezilla server on the xp box and then open ftp on the linux box. Then I'd dd the partition or drive to a file on the ftp server.


Or simply use g4u, clonezilla/redobackup or others.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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