I don't know about Samba and stuff, and I don't care to share files on the network either. I just want to copy/move an ISO file form Ubuntu (the CD drive is not working) to a Windows 7 computer where I can safely burn it.


Even though you don't know Samba, it may be the easiest solution in this situation (or USB stick).

Just install samba, you'll also get GUI configuration tool:

sudo apt-get install samba

Go to menu System -> Administration -> Samba

Click green plus, add share. Select the directory containing your ISO. Select visible, on the 2nd tab grant access to everyone. You can share with everyone if you are in the private network, you will cancel this share later.

After this, you should see Ubuntu machine from Windows and be able to access that directory. I hope this helps.

General help with samba: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba

  • There's no Administration in Unity (Oneiric). Searching for Samba turns up nothing. :( I'll see if I can get a USB. – Oxwivi Sep 5 '11 at 11:45
  • Aah, unity. If you want, you can log to ubuntu classic. You can select it on the login screen: myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/tdomf/205276/… – Pavel S. Sep 5 '11 at 11:59
  • It's Oneiric. And Unity allows searching all the GNOME menu entries and filter them the same way as menus. The thing is there's nothing about Samba. – Oxwivi Sep 5 '11 at 12:50
  • Well, the last try (in terminal) - this runs my samba config management: gksu system-config-samba – Pavel S. Sep 5 '11 at 12:56
  • With gksu, the password entry area appeared, entered password, nothing happened. I remembered that I installed system-config-samba last time I messed with it, so ran sudo system-config-samba and the result was sudo: system-config-samba: command not found. I think I'll try installing it first. – Oxwivi Sep 5 '11 at 13:46

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