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Old 07-26-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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How to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf

Everytime i try to edit the config file for samba and save it i keep getting permission errors. Im logged in as a local user..
Old 07-26-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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You have to log in as root... or you can use the su command:
: su
Password: <your-root-password>
Old 07-26-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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whats the username for root?

Is it just root? then the password?
Old 07-26-2004, 04:36 PM   #4
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yup but you should just be able to type 'su' and then it will prompt you for the root password.


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