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Old 07-26-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
muldereric
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After clean install RH9 Shrike several problems


Hi,

My boss gave me a computer which I have to prepare for running as a fileserver for their network (16 users).
I downloaded the drivers for the Highpoint HPT730 ATA133 raid controller and installed "RH9 Shrike" linux.
Everything went just fine, even starting up.
I altered the smb.conf file so it fitted my needs, added a user with smbpasswd and tried to access it using a windows machine, but I could not even see the machine! The network settings are all OK.
When I choose to edit the server settings using the shortcut in the menu of GNOME nothing happens. Requesting the server settings for Apache etc. works fine, but not for Samba.
Can anybody tell me how I can see that the server is actualy running and what I might do wrong?

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:00 AM   #2
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/sbin/service smb status
Can you access the computer by using its IP address?

Why are you using Redhat 9, if there is no specific reason then upgrade to a modern distro.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 05:13 PM   #3
muldereric
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Originally posted by phil.d.g
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/sbin/service smb status
Can you access the computer by using its IP address?

Why are you using Redhat 9, if there is no specific reason then upgrade to a modern distro.
There is no specific reason I'm using redhat 9, it's just the latest version I could download at www.linuxiso.org.
The only reason I used this distro is because of the easy graphical installation.....I think.
Which distro do you recommend me to use instead of RH9?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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If you like RedHat, Fedora Core replaced it about 3 years ago. Just about every distro has a graphical installer, and even the non-graphical ones like Debian still have full screen displays of things like disk partitions and such where you may need to look at a big "picture". Any distro is fine, all have advantages and disadvantages. Those usually thought of as easy are Fedora, Mandrake/Mandriva, Suse, Ubuntu - -and the list goes on. Any distro can be used, try a few and see what you like.

Peace,
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Old 07-26-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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Well if you like redhat then the logical thing is to go for Fedora Core. Or you could try CentOS or Whitebox Ent. Linux, these two are clones of the redhat enterprise OS. Of course you could use one of the Redhat Ent. versions, but they are mega money.

Anyway, this aside, did you manage to fix your problem?

Using an older distro wouldn't affect samba like that, its just older software has security holes that have now been addressed and stability issues. Its like running Win95 instead of XP
 
Old 07-27-2005, 02:04 AM   #6
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Originally posted by phil.d.g
Well if you like redhat then the logical thing is to go for Fedora Core. Or you could try CentOS or Whitebox Ent. Linux, these two are clones of the redhat enterprise OS. Of course you could use one of the Redhat Ent. versions, but they are mega money.

Anyway, this aside, did you manage to fix your problem?

Using an older distro wouldn't affect samba like that, its just older software has security holes that have now been addressed and stability issues. Its like running Win95 instead of XP
I haven't been able to to test the status of the server yet because I didn't have the time to.
 
  


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