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Help for network install here?

maybe i’m too old, but i just cannot seem to understand how to connect to my windows network. I have two computers on my home network. Primary (which i’m on now) and Secondary (my wife’s computer) My Home network name is Primary.
when i try to connect , i see the NETWORK FOLDER INFO page: it has
Name:
Server:
Folder:

what do i fill in here?
appreciate any help at all.

Name is the name you can choose freely. Server is the name or IP Address of the server you want to connect to.
And folder the folder you want to load from that remote share.

Example:
name: MyNotebookShare
server: smb://192.168.1.4
folder: Public

thank you, but now when i click on “browse network” in thunar file mgr…it says "failed to open “/ on” the specified location is not supported.

ok, just started over and re-installed Netrunner. to no avail.

back to square one. I click on Network and get this window

smb://
i key in my secondary computer address…and nothing

Have you tried the ip address of your secondary computer?

So
smb://192.168.1.4 as an example?

If yes and it is still not working please check the other computer to see if it has any error log?
Do you have the possibility to try out if the file sharing on the secondary computer is working at all?

yrs, i tried with the correct ip address of my secondary computer and no, there are no error logs. when ibootup to widows 7 on this computer, my network shows my primary , secondary and laptop all connected with no problems and i can share with each one of them. so my problem is with the settings in netrunner.

So if you click on network in the places panel of the filemanager dolphin and click on smb it will not show anything (it might take a bit to scan your network) ?

Have you tried directly typing in the addressbar of the dolphin filemanager smb://your-other-pc-ip ?
Does this maybe work or give you a more detailed error message?

I had tried that also…and i don’t remember what it said…only that there was no connection…I believe
it said could not find location.

leszek, seems you are the only one who cares…have not received ANY other help from ANYONE. So…i will give this one last shot.

  1. i RE-INSTALLED Netrunner…

  2. i clicked on NETWORK…got a blank page.

  3. (on wireless connection) error message: FOR SMB://10.0.0.252, " The file/folder does not exist."

  4. (on wire connection) (on shared folders) LAN does not exist.

  5. ADD NETWORK FOLDER; I selected : MSWINDOWS, NETWORK DRIVE.
    NEXT PAGE:
    NAME: primary
    SERVER: 127.0.1.1
    FOLDER: /home/dave
    ERROR MESSAGE: UNABLE TO CONNECT TO SERVER

SERVER: 127.0.0.1 (THIS SHOWED AS LOCALHOST IN IFCONFIG)
ERROR MESSAGE: UNABLE TO CONNECT TO SERVER again!

  1. i clicked on ADD NETWORK DRIVE:

Samba Share: smb://127.0.0.1/home/dave
ERROR MSG: FILE OR FOLDER DOES NOT EXIST.
COULDN’T GET THE SERVER IP

entered 127.0.1.1 SAME ERROR MESSAGE.

tried my secondary computer as target destination: 10.0.0.252
SAME ERROR MESSAGE.
127.0.0.153
SAME ERROR MESSAGE.

SO, THIS **@&*^^ THING JUST DOES NOT WORK.

If you have any suggestions, i will try one more time…after that, I am done with
Netrunner…and will not waste my time with this operations system again.

thank you for your help and prompt response.
Dave

The test with 127.0.0.1 can only work if you have a samba server setup running on your Netrunner already.
You can easily do this by right clicking a folder and sharing this folder.

Then your network should appear also in the filemanager network -> smb or smb:// folder.

As for the secondary pc you want to access try pinging the IP Address to make absolutely sure you can reach that PC. So open a console and type in:
ping 10.0.0.252 and see if you get an answer from your other PC.

If it does not answer then you have an issue with your network somewhere. Check if the Primary and Secondary are on the same net and subnet addresses or same address space.

Then ultimatively you can try mounting also via the terminal what could give you a better error message when it fails.
So first create a folder to mount your Secondary PC.

Type in the terminal:

mkdir ~/secondary-share

Then we mount the Folder (in this example Public, change it to whatever folder you want to mount from your wifes PC)
Username is the username of the share on your wifes PC. Adapt it aswell

sudo mount -t cifs -o username=leszek //10.0.0.252/Public ~/secondary-share

It should ask you for the password to access this computer and after entering it it should return without an error message to the normal terminal prompt.
Then you can open dolphin filemanager and go into your home folder and the subfolder secondary-share and see the shared foles and folders of the secondary PC.

Otherwise it might show an error message which can help us further to figure out what is going on.

Hope that helps. And thx for your patience.

ok, well…first of all …I right-clicked on a half dozen folders and i do not get
any option to share…

second…I pinged secondary like you say…and i got this:

dave@primary:~$ ping 10.0.0.252
PING 10.0.0.252 (10.0.0.252) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=3.87 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=5.57 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=3.77 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=3.74 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=3.60 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=6 ttl=128 time=3.68 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=7 ttl=128 time=4.91 ms
64 bytes from 10.0.0.252: icmp_seq=8 ttl=128 time=3.57 ms

kept going for 3 pages til i stopped it…so i guess i can connect to
secondary…yes?

ok, I went ahead and followed your instructions:

dave@primary:~$ mkdir ~/secondary-share
dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=Vickie //10.0.0.252/Downloads ~/secondary-share

We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

#1) Respect the privacy of others.
#2) Think before you type.
#3) With great power comes great responsibility.

[sudo] password for dave:
Password for Vickie@//10.0.0.252/Downloads: *********
mount error(13): Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.ci

I entered my network password…and it won’t accept it.
I don’t have a clue as to what password it wants.

ok, i went back and finally got to the share tab on my Downloads folder.

and I shared my folder and see my “primary” home network in file manager.

I found out that I do not have a password on Secondary and left it blank.

(don’t want to have to type in a password everytime we get on her computer.)

so… i typed in the command you gave me:

mkdir ~/secondary-share and no errors.

then i entered: sudo mount -t cifs -o username=lVICKIE //10.0.0.252/Desktop ~/secondary-share

and got this error message:

dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/Desktop ~/secondary-share
Password for VICKIE@//10.0.0.252/Desktop:
mount error(2): No such file or directory
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

tried /Downloads in place of Desktop and got the same error message.

Thanks. That helps. So the issue could be that it expects a password.

Temporarily you could set a password for the share on the secondary computer and see if it works on the primary then to access the secondary then with the password.

Alternatively you can use mount.cifs to mount by using a different sec module that should work without password.

So the command in the terminal would be:

sudo mount -t cifs //10.0.0.252/Desktop ~/secondary-share -o sec=ntlm

It should not ask for the password then.

I really hope one of those will work for you.

hi leszek,

ok, today I started over again and got down to this sudo mount command.
I entered the following:

dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/VICKIE
[sudo] password for dave:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for dave:
mount: //10.0.0.252/VICKIE: can’t find in /etc/fstab.
dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/Desktop
mount: //10.0.0.252/Desktop: can’t find in /etc/fstab.
dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/Public
mount: //10.0.0.252/Public: can’t find in /etc/fstab.
dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/secondary
mount: //10.0.0.252/secondary: can’t find in /etc/fstab.
dave@primary:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=VICKIE //10.0.0.252/secondary
mount: //10.0.0.252/secondary: can’t find in /etc/fstab.

and as you can see …it seems i have a problem in fstab???

how do i fix this?
thanks
Dave

it can’t be a password problem, i don’t think, because I installed and booted up linuxmint 19.1 and it connected to the network with no problem. so…i then installed and booted up Zorin and connected to the network with no problem and was able to access and share secondary easily.
But I like Netrunner and would like to use this instead…if we can get this network problem fixed.

You forget to tell it the folder to mount into. So ~/secondary-share thats why it keeps looking in fstab to see where to mount your network share.

Please try my exact command from above and see if it works