Originally Posted by Jailer
Well I've spent all day trying to get connected to the samba server running on Linux Mint to no evail. I followed a tutorial to the letter and no matter what I do I can't access the server from my XP machine.
I even tried to open the smb.conf file and I kept getting a permission denied prompt even when logged in as root.
I really would reccomend trying OpenFiler - so far I am loving it. The best part is once you have completed the install - it is a headless client. All administration is done via a web page provided by OpenFiler via HTTPS. In addition any system maintenance/configuration can be done via a web based ssh session to the server once again provided by the OpenFiler web page.
Software RAID has been easy to configure and maintain - volumes can be resized (only larger - can not be made smaller). Check it out - I tested it on my Vista (YUCK!!) machine with Virtual Box vmware. Getting the network working was a pain - but once that hurdle was passed - OpenFiler was a breeze.
Oh - one side note - you must go to the OpenFiler home page and read to FAQs to get the main admin account and password info.