Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Is it possible to link an Ubuntu PC and a window PC over a network?

03 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7
Is it possible to link an Ubuntu PC and a window PC over a network?

I want to know if it would be possible to have an Ubuntu PC and a Windows laptop connected to the same network, and to be able to exchange files and folders between the 2 devices?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It's definitely possible, but I don't know the steps off-hand for Ubuntu. They both run TCP/IP, so they can communicate with each other.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes, you have to install SAMBA onto the Ubuntu box in order to exchange files.

Roughly, the steps are as follows;

sudo apt-get install smbfs

sudo mkdir /mountpoint (you can call mountpoint whatever you like and put it wherever you want)

sudo mount -t cifs //server/share /mntpoint -o username=Windows_user_name
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Is it possible to link an Ubuntu PC and a window PC over a network?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
IE v10 Opens Link in New Window
As the title says, IE v10 when clicking on a link it opens a new IE window instead of opening a new tab on the same window. Is there anyway to force IE to open a new tab? Thanks, ================== I found what is supposedly the fix but it is Greek to me. What does this mean? ok, found...
Browsers & Mail
Multiple boot window 7, 8, and ubuntu
anyone have try triple boot window 7, 8 and Ubuntu? i had w7 and w8 as alternate os, could i add ubuntu as the third boot?
Installation & Setup
How get full window in IE8 when click link
Hi! New here. First must admit how dumb I am when comes to PC with Windows 7 (which I hate BTW! For me best was the one before "Vista" - I think it was "Windows XP"?)! That said - when using IE8 every single time when I click a link the page opens up in new window but reduced in size and I...
Browsers & Mail
conexant ac-link audio for window 7
Hello,I reinstall my window 7 ultimate, but after installing sound was lost. After uninstalling I tried to update the driver from the device manager but it still not working. but the driver is already in my PC the driver manufacturer is conexant the driver version is my pc is...
Networking Window 7 & Ubuntu without password
I have a Desktop with XP & ubuntu 8.04 (dual boot) & Laptop with Window 7. From the laptop I go to Networking & Sharing Center then to See full map I see the desktop when I have XP going I do not need a password to enter XP it but with ubuntu I need to enter a password each time I restart the...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+