Hi, I am using Zorin Lite Ultimate and NTFS is always mounted for me. To find out if your router supports port forwarding go to manufacturers website and search specification. If not then obmin won't work. The problem with samba sharing is you have to be logged on to the machine each time. OK so you have to be logged on with obmin too but you can leave it running and get your screensaver on with password protection (it usually sets to your login password). I could not get 'share' function on my android phone to dump files so I need to look into this.
Stays mounted for you huh?
Oh well, as it turns out it's a minor detail.
As I asked and my family said they wouldn't turn it back on after a power outage.
And seeing as how I leave my computer on all the time anyway, just logged out, that problem isn't a problem, because...
The NTFS partition may not auto mount when the computer is first turned on,
but it does stay mounted when I'm logged out. So no problem here.
Also, my winxp machine can access the zorin NTFS partition even when my zorin account is logged out.
So as it turns out, everything is SO FAR working as I need it.
Now I just have to figure out how to get zorin to stop asking me if I want to execute the TXT file or just view the thing >.<
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EDIT: OK problem. (typing this from my new Linux build, ^.^ )
I tried to access my sisters computers shared folder using my Zorin OS, and... It wants a password.
Normal right? NO!
Because my sister has no password setup on her computer.
She likes not having to type something in. Just one-click, and you're logged in.
Even had her check to see if she had just checked the box for "remember my password"
NOPE, definately no password.
So I can't get access wiithout a password, that doesn't exist ???
EDIT 2: OK better question. (back on my WinXP machine)
In trying to access my sisters shared folder, I get a "passwd required" box, when she has no password. YES?
Well, out of frustration, I typed in the passwd from my XP machine... it worked >.>
Then I tried it again, and used my passwd from my zorin build... it worked again...
So here's the question:
I get it that I have to use my zorin passwd to access my zorin machine, when on any of the other computers... (my first one, my sisters one, my parents one)
BUT why can I access those 3 computers using either my zorin passwd or MY WinXP machine passwd ???
This does not make sence to me.
Could it be that I am simply confusing the modem because the user accounts on both my WinXP and my zorin computers have the same name?
Here's a thought...
when I set up samba, I accessed the smb.conf file and used the line "security = user"
and setup "smbpasswd -a (username) " using the same username as on my WinXP machine.
If the system interpreted this as:
"global" (the whole network)
"security" (requires passwd)
"smbpasswd -a (username) " (username to access anything using samba)
"passwd" (passwd to use with above username, when accessing anything using samba)
[happens to be the same user name for accounts on both WinXP and Zorin builds, so gets confused and accepts passwd for WinXP build as well]
So I'm either confusing the modem, or the samba program on my Zorin build...