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Thank you very much. One more question. I the geginner of the LINUX user. I had download the postfix-2.8.5.tar.gz. But I don't know how to install in centos5.7. Would you mine step by step to teach me how to install it?
oh yeah, el5 does still use sendmail by default. so just run "yum install postfix" and then "rpm -e sendmail", think that should work fine. don't mess about with source builds until you know that you specifically need to.
Thanks for your teaching. Now, I installed the samba in the centos6 through "yum install samba". But I can't find the interface to create user account and the folder path. Do you know how to find the interface. (In centos5.7 the samba user interface had built-in.)
When I installed the system. I used the manual method to creat the /, /boot, swap, /home. Now, I want to formate the spare space and mount the "/data" for the samba users to store their file in "/data". How to format and mount it.
to format and mount it, you will need to create a partition using fdisk or cfdisk or similar, be VERY careful with with device names (sda1 etc), as a simple typo can nuke a partition.. If your not comfortable with this, you can reboot to a live cd, and use gparted or a similar graphical partitioner.
you'll then want to use, mkfs.ext4 (or which ever filesystem type you wish to use)
next up, you'll want to add the new partition into /etc/fstab, so it gets mounted automatically.
then create the directory you specified in fstab, in this case "/data"
run "mount -a" to mount the new filesystem to /data
i STRONGLY recommend reading up on the above commands, so you understand them and how you are using them, and pay close attention to what your doing. mkfs on a mounted filesystem tends do a really efficient job of breaking things.
As for configuring samba, /etc/samba/smb.conf is really well documented. it explains it all there.. I believe there is a web interface for it too, but ive never used it, and cant recall its name..
My server had a "LSI" RAID controller CARD which connected 8pcs 2TB HDD with RAID 5. When I installed centos 5.6, I can manually created a 7TB partition for "/home" and 3TB for "/tmp". But when I changed to centos6. The max partition size is only 2TB. I tried to use automatic created partition method with LVM but the max size was also only 2TB. How can I created a 7TB partition in centos6?