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Old 07-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Question linux permission works fine for one internal hard drive but not for the other?

Hi All,
I have 5 internal hard drives in my server and the smallest one has linux mint cinnamon installed.

i have 3 "2 TB" (named P, P-backup, R) and 1 "1 TB" hard drive (named U). the OS is in a 500GB hard drive.

my P drive works great. i told only user and group can have rwx and others read only. No issues here.

my R and U drives cannot be accessed at all from pc machines. when they try to map them it says access denied. i have no clue why. i made my linux and samba say read only for everyone then i tried rwx for everyone but still when they try to map it, the pc's say access denied you need permission.

p drive on the other hand works perfect. i even tried copy pasting the p drive lines in the smb.conf file and paste for the share for R drive (changing the path ofcourse) and still doesnt work.

im confused. please help. thanks
Old 07-24-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Could you elaborate please ?

On the server side what is the os & smb server ? how do you share what ? you could maybe paste config files.

On the client side what is the os ? how do you mount the share ? maybe you can paste the used command ?
Old 07-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I use linux mint cinnamon and share using samba. pc's are of different os ranging from xp to vista to windows 7. im trying to make a folder called 'Library' located in R drive to be accessed by all.

i prefer to have read only for everyone except owner and group for the library folder.

"mounting the folder on pcs" i just map it using "map network drive".

	server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	unix password sync = Yes
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 2000
	dns proxy = No
;	idmap config * : backend = tdb
	workgroup = workgroup
	security = user
;	encrypt passwords = yes
;	guest ok = no
;	guest account = nobody

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	create mask = 0700
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
	guest ok = Yes

	path = /media/P-drive/Projects
	read only = No
	create mask = 0777
	directory mask = 0777
	inherit permissions = Yes
	inherit owner = Yes

	path = /media/R-drive/Library
;	writeable = no
;	browseable = yes
	valid users = kevin, janice
Old 07-24-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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How are the drives formatted and how are they being mounted? Is it possible you're actually mounting the R and U drives in read-only mode?
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i mount the drives through disk utility. they are both ext4 formatted. how can i find out if its mounted in read only mode? i tried chmod couple of times 775 and 777 but no use. i tried chmod 777 and read and write in samba it still cannot be accessed by the pcs. the problem is i cant even access it through the pc, it says access denied.
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Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Old 07-31-2012, 03:52 AM   #7
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The output of mount will tell you whether itís mounted read only (will show up as ro).

Is the problem that they canít access it at all, or not writable?
Old 07-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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Reuti, thanks for your reply. They cannot access it at all. When they try to map it from their pcs a warning message comes up saying windows cannot access \\server\library. please check the spelling... your network.... all that stuff. so im not sure why its not able to see this drive at all. Also how do you check the output of mount? thanks.
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Originally Posted by gtrrockz84 View Post
Also how do you check the output of mount? thanks.
Your server is Mint Cinnamon, right? open up a terminal end enter


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