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I want to get files off a Ubuntu box (10.04) and transfer them to a Mac Mini.

I am connecting the two directly with a piece of network cable (it's not a crossover, but I am told the Mini can handle this). The Ubuntu box has Samba installed (Samba appears in the Synaptic Package Manager when I search for it). The Ubuntu box has no means of getting on the Internet so I can't download other packages.

When I create a shared folder in Ubuntu it doesn't show up in Mac OS. But the Ubuntu box appears in the 'Shared' section in Mac Finder.

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Have you set samba up to share any directories ? – Mark Mar 14 '11 at 11:21
What does show up when you select the Ubuntu box from the 'Shared' section of the Mac's Finder? – Gordon Davisson Mar 14 '11 at 16:27

You haven't really provided enough information; it sounds like it might be Samba not being set up properly, but I can only guess.

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Sorry. What other information can i provide? Thanks – Dan Mar 14 '11 at 9:50

Have you tried connecting to the ubuntu server from the Mac?

  • Open up Finder.
  • Command-K to open Connect To dialog.
  • Enter the IP address or hostname of the ubuntu
  • In the new window select the share you want to connect to.
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