ok--one at a time here.....
I dont run fedora core but as far as opening a command line look for a program, most likely in start>system tools or somewhere thereabouts called xterm, or gnome-terminal. Once you have found that and have the window open-- a black box with something like this in it -->
make sure that you are root before going on....
enter your password and you are now root...
then you want to change directories to wherever you have saved the rpm too. Hypethetically if you're user name is "user" and you saved it in your home directory, you would get there by doing this on the command line
then to make sure that you are in the right place do this
this will "list" what is in the directory and you should see somewhere in the output samba-x.x.x.rpm
Now...to install an rpm you don't have to extract it really, more or less its like an .exe in windows. It installs itself. you just have to tell it to do it. Here's how...
rpm -ihv samba-x.x.x.rpm
you should see a hash line that goes up to 100 percent then it will bring you back to a command line.
provided there are no errors you have just installed your first rpm...good job!
repeat process with the other samba rpm's...you don't really "need" SWAT(Samba Web Administration Tool). It just allows you to administer samba from a browser and if you want to do that I'd recommend getting webmin --> http://webmin.com
anyway as it does much more.
now for smb.conf...smb.conf "usually" resides in /etc/samba/ so we need to go there..here's how...
then do the list command again "ls" and make sure there is a file called smb.conf in the directory. Provided that there is you will need to edit it...most systems at least have an editor called "vi" so lets open the smb.conf in vi....heres how....
now hit your insert key and you will see in the bottom left of the window it says "insert," this means that you are in editing mode.
most of the values you will recognize...edit your workgroup to the correct name(all CAPS) and further down you will see the domain controller/ master browser/wins server all that stuff...edit to your liking....the smb.conf has comments to help you define your shares so I'm not going to go into that, if you need help with that later post again.
so once you have finished editing the file we need to save it.... hit "esc" then hit ":" <--colon this takes you into command mode for vi ...now hit "w" and then "enter" ... it will say "smb.conf written" now hit ":" <--colon again and hit "q" and then "enter" and you should be back on a command line. Provided all of that worked out...time to fire up samba...
start samba by typing this....
you should see this output on the screen ...
[root@linuxtorrents root]# /etc/init.d/smb start
Starting SMB services: [ OK ]
Starting NMB services: [ OK ]
now samba is running and you should be set to roll.
Hope this helps ya out, I tried to be pretty specific.