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How to share Home partition between several Linux distros without sharing configuartion and user preferences?

I use both Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and Deepin 15.9, sharing the same home partition, in order to be able to access my documents from both OSes. Unfortunately, they have both access to the same ...
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How do I access my files in my Windows 10 OS? [duplicate]

My hard drive has 2 partitions one has windows 10 and the other has the latest version of ubuntu. How to I access the files within windows from the ubuntu desktop? I know it can be done because I ...
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cannot mount readonly

I am trying to mount directory located on local network. I am using : mount -t cifs -o username=user //192.168.0.106/shared /home/user/point And I get following error : mount: /home/user/point: ...
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ubuntu, why is windows network empty?

I can see computers if I browse network but no computers under Windows Network. I tried wins server = yes in smb.conf with no success Thanks all
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Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS No Screen Sharing Option

Under settings, sharing there is no option for Screen Sharing however on another machine with exactly the same image there is an option for Screen Sharing. Any assistance would be appreciated.
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mixed up network configuration in 18.04

Recently upgraded to 18.04 from 14.04 (in steps of course) Just about everything works. Have network access, and remote access via ssh. Desktop sharing (VNC) however doesn't work and can't be ...
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Cannot change ownership or modify it permission

I am new to Ubuntu. I have attached a new hard disk and it is mounted at "/mnt/sdb1" . I want to use that hard disk as network share when i try to change the ownership or permission its showing "...
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Share a folder with USB (as an external Hard Drive)

I have an old laptop with Ubuntu. I store all my movies and videos on it. I want to plug this laptop into my LG Smart TV with a USB cable and I want my TV to see this folder only as a USB drive. Is it ...
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How do I share a virtual printer to both Unix* and windows users?

I have written an new backend for cups in order to create a virtual printer with some customized functionality. The problem is I cannot share the virtual printer with Windows users. When I shared it ...
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Share wireless Internet connection through Ethernet on 18.04 LTS

I've in the past successfully set sharing of wireless Internet connection through Ethernet on Ubuntu 16.04 as described here. Unfortunately due to disk failure I install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and cannot ...
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File Manager showing share files but gvfs folder does not

File Manager showing share files but gvfs folder does not showing the files. below are OS details. ubuntu 15.10 It is happening for specific shares only. Issue is editors like Atom are not able to ...
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Mount partition of Ubuntu computer into different Ubuntu computer

I have two computers running Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 respectively and both are connected via TCP/IP. Right now I am accessing one another via SSH most of the time but I want to permanently mount a ...
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Kubuntu - kcm_printer_manager - Windows printer via SAMBA - Browse button greyed out

In /usr/bin/kcmshell5 kcm_printer_manager, when I click on "Add printer" and then on "Window printer via SAMBA", the "Browse" button is greyed out. Instead, by running system-config-printer (the ...
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Networking frustrations - 2 weeks of research with no answers

I have three computers on my network. 1 Windows 10 machine, 1 Mac OS machine and 1 Ubuntu machine. Windows machine: can see Mac, access Mac, read and write to Mac. Can see Ubuntu machine but trying ...
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share keyboard and mouse in barrier between my windows machine and ubuntu 18.04.1LTS

I want to share a keyboard and mouse between two computers. One running windows, the other with Ubuntu (18.04). Since Synergy is paid software, I want to use Barrier. It was quiet easy to download ...
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Application Write Failures to Windows Share

I am wondering whether anyone else has run into this issue, or if I've discovered a new bug. Since upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 several applications are unable to write to a Windows share. Nautilus ...
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How to share files to virtual box?

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and have installed windows 7 in a virtual box, I want to share files to win 7 and vice - versa, So please tell me how to do that, please help.
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Sharing android USB modem internet over local network (switch)

I try to find some precise infos on how I should do this. But it didn't work until yet. So I have my android phone connected by USB to my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. There's a ethernet card port free where I ...
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How do you share folder on a xubuntu with Samba?

I have a xubuntu 18.04 fresh install. I installed sudo apt-get install -y samba samba-common python-glade2 system-config-samba I added this to smb.conf : [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP ...
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Mount of XP share hangs on Ubuntu 16.04.5

Two Ubuntu 16.04 systems, one has been running about two years now. Just today I created another Ubuntu 16.04 system first from a recently burned DVD install disk then updated with several packages I ...
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Mounting a Read-Only NFS file system with changes volatile across reboots

I'm developing a HPC cluster and can successfully NetBoot each node using PXELInux and mount a Read Only NFS file system from the master node using this example: https://alephnull.uk/build-linux-...
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Remote Desktop Settings aren't allowing setup in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS?

I am trying to set up remote desktop but on the computer that I'm trying to setup access for, it will not even load the sharing settings. All other settings load fine. I have attached an image of the ...
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Share files between pc ( windows ) and laptop (ubuntu) [duplicate]

how can i share files from my laptop with ubuntu OS and my PC with windows OS with LAN cable?
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18.04 screen sharing option not working

I can not set a password in sharing option can not choose this option Why? Thanks T
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Samba sharing via gnome (unity) interface stopped work

After installing Ubuntu 18.04 i did enjoying by shared folders, wich i did via File manager Gnome (no terminal and smb.conf editing). But, when, i tryed change chmod and chown on home directory (tryed ...
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Trying to share desktop on ubuntu 18

When i go to sharing and try to enable desktop sharing by sliding the switch to on, it just reverts back. I'm guessing this is because there are no networks listed, how is this fixed?
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How to connect to QNAP NAS from Ubuntu 16.04 TLS with SMB 3.0 encryption enabled?

Context: Enabled SMB Encryption which only allows SMB 3 clients to access the affected shares. Issue: Cannot connect from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to share which is QNAP NAS, SMB 3 enabled, and encrypted. ...
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Cannot share WiFi connection with LAN cable

I have two PCs. Both run Ubuntu 18.04. After update to 18.04 laptop cannot share Wireless connection with LAN cable. PCs are connecting(ping command logs there is no package loss) but there is no ...
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Access a mount drive via terminal (mounted via samba)

I have trouble accessing a mounted drive in Ubuntu via terminal. I can access it via the address bar using the address smb://UNCLE;username@server/home_staff/username But I can't access it via the ...
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Cant use my password to get to my second harddrive

I have a machine running Ubuntu server 17 with a gnome desktop. I have a client, a pi with openelec/kodi It all started with that i couldnt ad catalogs in my plex library. My second drive is poppin up ...
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How to make visible shares only for specified users

I have a Samba share with Windows groups access premission. I wanna to make all shares wisible only for specified in "valid users" groups. Now I have a $ shared directories that makes files unvisible ...
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Sharing with windows pc

I connected my Ubuntu laptop to Windows PC through lan cable to transfer file from PC to laptop.i installed samba on Ubuntu. Then the opened network, in it I clicked on windows network but it is not ...
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Samba accessible from same machine but not from external network

So I got samba configured on a remote Ubuntu 16.04 server but whenever I try to access it from either windows 10 or another ubuntu machine remotely, I get an error that the folder could not be found. ...
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Cannot access folders on dekstop (Ubuntu 17.10)

When I open a network share from "Other Places" in "Files", the folder is mounted in the desktop. Before it wass possible to open the mounted share from the desktop, but now nothing happens when I try ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 server can't mount vboxsf

I have a windows 7 host where I'm using a Virtualbox 5.2.8. On this Virtualbox I've installed a VM with Ubuntul Server 16.04 and the Guest Additions from this version of virtualbox and I'm trying to ...
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Create a nice alias for a smb share for the command line

So I would like to be able to use my smb share convienently, however gvfs gives it a rather complex name. I have tried a symlink like this to a pre-existing directory /mnt/qnap: ln -s /var/run/user/...
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Sharing partitions between Ubuntu and Kubuntu

I am a noob and have no experience with computers so maybe this is a stupid question. I replaced Windows with Ubuntu 16.04LTS a week ago. I want to have another installation for a rolling Ubuntu. So i ...
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2 wifi cards and hotspotting

I us Ubuntu 17.10 with Gnome environment.I hav PC with 2 wifi cards and both connects via USB. One of them receiving network and I would like to share networ via other one. Settings-->Wifi and 3 dots. ...
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SD card memory sharing

I am using Acer Chromebook 11 and its instaled with ubuntu 16.04 Xfce. I have a 64GB sd card, is there any way to share the same memory card in both OS. it is always a long step for me to use the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Second Drive in machine has to be re-shared through GUI at boot

I have two drives and one of my Linux machines. One smaller SSD that has the operating system and then a larger storage drive. I’m trying to share the larger storage drive through Nautilis as a Samba ...
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Where is anbox share folder with ubuntu

i have installed anbox in my ubuntu distro.i want to install share files in anbox and i do not now how to share with anbox from ubuntu.and how to share data from anbox to ubuntu
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Sharing mouse and keyboard input on virtual machines

So what I am trying to do is setup two or more virtual boxes (with lubuntu if posibble), and share my cursor and keyboard input for all virtual boxes. Is this possible? What software should I use?
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Ubuntu 16.04, how can I share an unmounted disk/partition with windows machines in same lan?

I created a raid 1 mirror from two physically attached disks and partitioned and formatted the newly formed raid 1 drive. My question is: Can I share this raid 1 drive in my local lan with other ...
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Network Printing From Ubuntu to Windows

What is the procedure to do network printing from Ubuntu? The printer is connected to a system running Windows OS(Host System -Windows 7 (32-bit)). From Guest Systems running Windows OS, the network ...
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Apache and Samba folder permission problem [duplicate]

I have a folder of a site of Apache shared with samba in a Ubuntu 16.04 system. "domain users" are allowed to access and modify content of the shared folder. When this happens the permissions are set ...
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Parse error in fstab - mounting a Windows share

I am having a problem editing /etc/fstab to mount a share on a Windows machine. I can manually mount the share using the command below without any problems: sudo mount.cifs //machinename/sharename /...
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Ubuntu share access problem

I have fresh installed Ubuntu 17.04 with one SSD disk where system is installed and 5 SATA III disks with files on it. I Have installed samba server. If I share my documents folder (on Home map) I can ...
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shared printer job authentication syntax

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I mapped on it a printer shared from a Windows PC but each time that I try printing a test page or launching just any print job, it is requiring authentication (I assume ...
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Can two linux installs on the same machine share a swap file? [duplicate]

I want to install xubuntu on my laptop which already has Windows 10 and Linux Antergos (an Arch variant) installed on it. Below is my current partitioning as displayed in Gparted. /dev/sda1 unknown ...
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No option on Ubuntu 17.4 to share my Ethernet connection?

I'm trying to share my Ethernet connection to another device that is connected to my host PC via USB-Ethernet. The thing is when I open the internet option, I cannot see the option "Sharing ...