"Exploring" windows workgroup's folders from linux

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Dear all,

I had my pc not running for some reason (WinXP) I wanted to copy my files
before formatting, so I used Insert Linux to browse my hard drive... I
copied my files into another partition, but then, how about if my problem
was harddisk related. Then I realized that I didn't know how to access the
LAN and copy my files in the shared folders of other PCs or the main server.
(I got the lan setup, was able to ping othe PCs, browse internet)

I know the next step it might sound a little obvious to you guys, but I'm a
novice to Linux and Insert being minimal doesn't have much of documentation.

Thank you in advance,
R.
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There's any number of ways to accomplish that task.

FTP; start an ftp listener on one of the other nodes comprising your network, then merely attach using command line ftp from the linux box and send the files over.

SCP. Set up SSH (if it's not already) on a node and scp (secure copy) the files across.

Install Samba on your *nix machines. Samba ( http://www.samba.org ) is the *nix adaptation of SMB or NteBios shares. With samba loaded you may connect to or from any *nix machine to or from any windows machine.

Those three should give you a good place to start.

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Thank you... your ideas are helpful for sure. Just that I'm new, but good willing to learn :D . FTP could have been a good solution, but I don't really know the second stuff you wrote :? . I've heard about SAMBA, but I've never set it up. So will SAMBA make me see workgroups and networked computers like "exploring" them as folders? Sorry... learning :oops:
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Yep, Samba is an SMB/ CIFS enabler for *nix.

If you go to the website I specified previously, they have some good documentation on how to set it up and what to do with it AFTER you set it up. :)

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