GAP wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:25 am
LTolledo wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:24 am
I have indicated it on my previous post though you may have missed it.
run this command
after installation, run this command
the output will list all available host and their share folders.
another way is using the file manager
Click on Go -- Network
It should show you a list of networks available
click on that network and it will show you the list of computers in that network (in your case the RPi and winXP)
click on your WinXP pc icon, and it should show any share folders you created in winXP.
I searched by using file manager and can see XP on the network, I can see my documents folders and the HDD connected to it.
I have also found that there are shortcuts to all shared folders/drives on Pis desktop.
This is brilliant I'm off to play with this for a bit. I'll look at a backup procedure as well.
I have half written a summary of what I think I did when I finish it I'll post it and mark this thread as solved so maybe somebody will find it useful.
I have now downloaded Raspbian and replaced the NOOBS version of Raspbian with it (as Recommended); I followed the instructions in this thread to set the IP address and samba and can see the Pi HDD from XP but now I cannot see the XP HDD from Pi.
smbtree shows the computers but when I try to use File Manager- Go- Network I get this error "The specified directory 'network:///smb-root' is not valid"
plus there is a place that called "Laptop" that does not exist on the network displaying.
The whole display of the open file manger page is nothing like it is in NOOBS which allows me to see both HDDs (XP & Pi)
A couple of questions;
1. Is it possible to export/copy the Raspbian I have in NOOBS in toto to a new SD card?
2. If 1 is not possible is there a way for me to see exactly how the files of Raspbian in NOOBS look so I could maybe copy them into the new Raspbian.
When I started using the new Raspbian my HDD did not automount like it did in NOOBS so I guessing that the 2 versions of Raspbian may be
different even though I did the get upgrade procedure for NOOBS Raspbian.
In anothe post I have asked about moving my Desktop and Documents folders to my HDD and if that is possible then I may just use my known working NOOBS and do that.