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[ubuntu] Can't access shared folders over firewire network

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I just had to wipe my laptop's hard drive because I messed up the MBR pretty bad. So before I wiped it I was looking for a fast way to transfer a couple hundred gigabytes of data from the laptop to the desktop. Both the desktop and the laptop are attached to the same Wifi network but using Wireless G which was promising to take over a day, and that's if the connection didn't drop in the middle of transferring. So instead, I fired up a live CD and then tried two methods, 1) share a network connection between the two using Firewire and 2) the same thing over ethernet. The weird thing is, I (Hardware)