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digital_soul18
Hey guys,
I using the CD version of Intellisync File transfer on my winXP machine and was wondering if there was a way to sync files directly from the SD/CF cards rather then transferring to RAM then back to computer

any suggestions?
digital_soul18
I've heard about TROLL.. is that for winXP? can it sync files from folders other then /Documents??

Also, I've tried to symlink a folder on my SD to a folder on the /Documents/ folder which didn't seem to work? Is it possible to actually do that? Did I do it wrong?
Zuber
If you are talking XP Pro, then have you looked at the offline files option ?

Works quite well. Just navigate to files/directories on Zaurus through network from XP box and then select "make available offline" (can navigate to CF/SD as well).
digital_soul18
How would I do that?

I can PING both ways but how to do I access the files from there? I mean, doesn't it need to have netbios protocol for us to see it in "network neighbourhood" or "network connections"??

Would I find it in network neightbourhood??
digital_soul18
ok i did a little research and found out that i need samba for this to work and since i have openzaurus then i can't do it cause i can't find samba for OZ 3.2!! does anone know here i can get it or at least how i can make the FTP server work within zaurus? thanks
digital_soul18
damn, I always end up answering my own damn problems... but thats ok

heres the solution:

Solution #1 to connect to your 5500 and transfer files using USB:
USE FTP!!!!:
This HOW TO is stated here, near the bottom:

http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...us%20Filesystem

When you login to the 5500 from a XP box make sure you use the username as "root" and password as "rootme"

PROBLEM: I can't access anything outside of the /Documents/ file as it says I don't have sufficient access!! Can anyone find a way to change this??

Solution #2:
Somehow get SAMBA working on your openzaurus (i don't know where I can get it from, can someone enlighten me?) Samba can help you connect your windoze machine to the 5500 through "Network Neighbourhood"

More info at same page:
http://www.zaurususergroup.com/modules.php...us%20Filesystem

after all this I STILL CAN'T TRANSFER FILES TO MY CF/SD!!! how annoying, anyone have any idea on removal of security??

Thanks!
zenyatta
That's peculiar. I use sftp to transfer files from my 5500 and it lets me go to any directory. I use the username "root" with an empty password. Perhaps you can get a decent sftp client for Windows and use that (and it will be encrypted so no one can hack your USB cable and intercept smile.gif ). WinSCP seems to be a good choice. Of course, you need to have an SSH server running on the Z (don't know if it's there by default in 3.2 but I would assume it is, otherwise look for the ssh-server package).
z.
digital_soul18
hmm maybe your right

there is a workaround the problem however, you have to symlink the folders of your CF/SD cards in the /root/Documents folder and it'll work good..

type in konsole:
ln -s /mnt/cf /root/Documents

i THINK that command will work, i actully use the File Manager to symlink my files so I not sure. Just experiment with file manager and it'll work.
lardman
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i can't find samba for OZ 3.2!!


Samba from here should work fine: http://www.openzaurus.org/official/3.3.5/collie/ipks/

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Of course, you need to have an SSH server running on the Z (don't know if it's there by default in 3.2 but I would assume it is, otherwise look for the ssh-server package).


Yes, OZ3.2 has sshd running so you can ssh in (rather than telneting) and sftp/scp in (rather than ftping).

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PROBLEM: I can't access anything outside of the /Documents/ file as it says I don't have sufficient access!! Can anyone find a way to change this??


This sounds more like the problem Sharp ROM users have with samba. I never had this problem with OZ3.2. What ftp client are you using?


Si
digital_soul18
im using windows built in ftp connect client cause I cant use any other program like Core FTP as it just doesn't connect...

ill try the link to the samba, thank lardman
lardman
For ssh/sftp I use the free Windows client from www.ssh.com: http://ftp.ssh.com/pub/ssh/old/

I haven't used plain ftp for a long while (as the ssh client is far nicer).


Si
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