Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Keeping the mounted partition at startup in Ubuntu

If you want the mounted share to be remembert bu Ubuntu you must put a line in fstab.
Step 1

create a file named lets say credentials in that file enter this 2 lines:

username = administrator(or your admin username)
password =yourpassword

and save file

Step 2

Start the terminal

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Step 3

Write the following in the fstab file you just opened:

#Samba Share
//windows-server-name/share1 /share1 smbfs credentials=/home/cata/credentials 0 0

save the file and reboot .It is permanently mounted.The user name and password are loaded from the file you created earlier.

unmount the partition

Enter in console and type:

umount   /share1

thats it.enjoy

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mounting a windows share in ubuntu

Tired of navigating the network for a Windows shared folder all the time under Ubuntu?

Well then I'll show you the equivalent of Windows xp's map network drive in Ubuntu 8.04.It is called mount with smbfs.

Step 1

Enter in a Terminal window

Create a directory where the share will be mounted. lets say sudo mkdir  /share1(share1 is my mount point)

Step 2
Type this instruction:

mount   -t smbfs   -o username=administrator   //windows-box-name/share_name   /share1

Step 3

you will find your share in /share1 mounted and presto.Done.Enjoy. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

How To Install Epson perfection 3490 Photo scanner on Ubuntu 7.10

1. Install sane-utils from synaptics package manager
2. Install the driver under Windows and find esfw52.bin from the installation directory or extract it from a cab in Epson drivers CD.
3. Place it in /usr/share/sane/snapscan.
4. Edit /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf and replace the firmware directory in the first lines with /usr/share/sane/snapscan/esfw52.bin. Save and close the file.
5. Xsane should work just fine now!