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I've got a spare rig now (My old Phenom II x2 550 that unlocks, old motherboard, old DDR2, etc) and I want to use it for SMP folding 24/7, I don't want a GUI as it'd be a waste of resources and I know howof how to get it to fold properly just using the CLI/bash terminal, but how would I use Samba to share the directory through my network so HFM.Net can read the stats on my main computer without using a GUI?
    
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Does HFM.net need a samba share to read your folding stats, or could you just use SSH?

Admittedly, I have no experience with samba, but I've used SSH to add remote drives from one linux machine to another, and considering that both Linux and Windows support SSH, there might be a way.
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Well, I need to access the F@H directory on both Windows and Linux in some way. (I use Linux 99% of the time but if I am in Windows, I want to be able to monitor it still)

I just thought Samba would work as that's what I've used previously.
    
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nothing you listed requires a gui. Anyway running an xserver will not have much if any impact on your folding numbers.

I think gentoo would be a better fit for what you're trying to do.
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I know that, I don't want a GUI. (For some reason even xfce4 and LXDE don't like just using the 128MB Sideport and I don't want to eat into the RAM for the IGP)

Gentoo is a real PITA to set up though, that's the only issue I have, I guess I could try it though...I'll still want to use Arch until the Chimp Challenge is over at least, maybe I could try making a custom kernel on this then just do the same thing on my main rig. (Both are Phenom II.)
    
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it's really not... just follow the install guide carefully and be cognizant of what you're doing at the time. You do have to configure the kernel yourself though, that's the most time consuming part, especially if you have not done it a few hundred times to fully understand it..

I know this is what I went through at first..

# make menuconfig
...
> Ext3 file system support[*]
:shrug: N
> Ext3 file system support [ ]
...

# make && make modules_install && make install
# reboot

*** ****

cycle is repeated again and again.. but really if i just would have read about it to begin with, it's a piece of cake
Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 5/7/11 at 12:40am
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Yeah, I've attempted Gentoo in a few VMs but it never seems to work out for me, I'll work through it though.

Any idea on the Samba issue though?
    
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nevermind ..

i read your post wrong.. I know how to mount a windows share on linux using mount.cifs, but i've never served a folder to windows. I'm sure it's very easy to do however. you just need to install samba and configure it to share a folder... http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Samba_Server
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Thanks. +rep
    
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