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Copy Files Using Samba

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Download files from a host windows via smb


smbget -Rr smb://ip_addr/share
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Show Remote Shares using Samba

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Show remote shares of a windows host


smbclient -L ip_addr/hostname
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Installing GRUB Into MBR

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Use this when your MBR gets corrupted – usually happens after you reinstall windows. Pop in a bootable ubuntu DVD and boot into it. Then open a terminal and type in the following commands…


$ sudo grub
> find /boot/grub/stage1
(hd0,1)
> root (hd0,1) #Must be same as the output of the last command
> setup (hd0)
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Mount Windows Network Share with Samba

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Use this command to mount a share on a windows system. It uses Samba.


mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pass //WinClient/share /mnt/share
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Remove all EXE files

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Removes all exe files in the current directory tree. Useful to clear virus from flash drives.


find . -name "*.exe" -delete
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Mount Windows Partion

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Mount a Windows FAT partition. If it is an NTFS partion, use ‘ntfs’ instead of ‘fat’. Make sure that the kernel support ntfs if you want to do that.


mount -t vfat /dev/hda5 /mnt/d
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Enable Bridging for VirtualBox in Fedora 8

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To access net on a guest OS installed within VirtualBox, you have to enable bridging. This is what I did…

Run as root


brctl addbr br0
ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0
brctl addif br0 eth0
ifconfig br0 192.168.1.54 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 br0
route add default gw 192.168.1.1 br0
VBoxTunctl -b -u binnyva
ifconfig tap0 up
brctl addif br0 tap0

Open VirtualBox, select the machine you want and go to the network section. Select ‘Host Interface’ in Attached to and enter ‘tap0’ in Interface name. Now you should be able to get the connection on the guest system.

Related Links

Advanced Networking Linux
HOWTO Automatically configure bridge interfaces on VirtualBox
bridging on Linux hosts over the VirtualBox
Bridge network interface on VirtualBox
Networking bridge for Virtualbox
Windows XP in Fedora 7
Bridged Networking with VirtualBox on Linux Hosts

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Listing all Files Recursively in Windows

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Save the list of all files in a folder in windows – recursively.


dir /s /b>FileList.txt

[tags]command, dir, directory, folder, windows, list, ls ,recursive[/tags]

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Adding a Windows Entry to Grub

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The code to add a Windows loading section in Grub


title Windows
        rootnoverify (hd0,1)
        chainloader +1

[tags]grub,windows,linux,boot,loader[/tags]

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Disable Password Prompt at Startup in Windows XP

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Note: This post may be wrong. I’m getting a lot of complaints that this doesn’t work. See the Microsoft page on how to do this here

Disabling startup login prompt for password

  • Click Start and Run
  • Type “Control Userpasswords2” and press enter.
  • Uncheck the box for “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
  • Click Apply and Ok.

Please read the comments before following these steps – some comments have reported that this fix is causing a few issues.

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