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Old 04-25-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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new to linux trying to learn centos 6.4


Hi, I am trying to setup a file server with samba on centos 6.4. I am having a heck of a time. Does anyone know of any good tutorials for newbies. I am getting very upset with the tutorials i have been see because they don't explain what they are doing. They are just telling me what to type a command and when i type it I don't get the results they say i should.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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Hi:den9877

Welcome to Linux Questions!-

This might help:
https://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/D...nfiguring.html
http://voices.yahoo.com/how-configur...g-7463092.html

There is a CentOS Administrators Guide on the bottom of this page. That might help too--
http://centos.org/docs/5/
 
Old 04-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for getting back to me. I will check those links out.
 
Old 04-25-2014, 11:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for getting back to me. I will check those links out.
Your very welcome--
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:09 AM   #5
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I checked out those links but they didn't help. I have already checked them out. I quess i am to much of a newbie. I thought i could use the graphic interface but i cant find the samba configuration in the graphic interface. thanks anyway. I am just very frustrated with centos.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #6
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It should be in your applications menu under Administration => Server Settings => Samba.

But in order to use the GUI: application, you must be running the X Window System, have root privileges, and have the system-config-samba RPM package installed.

Maybe a member running CentOS will chime in.

This is a good you tube video for CentOS: might help you-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KajIrtKuotc

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SetUpSamba
 
Old 04-26-2014, 02:42 AM   #7
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Centos 6 is NOW using the redhat documentation
the OLD cent docs are now for the legacy CentOS 5 OS
like the link posted on post # 2 that is for cent5 and NOT 6

https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...erprise_Linux/

Also CentOS 6.4 is now UNSUPPORTED and has been for 6 months
depending on HOW you configured CentOS ( 6x VS. 6.4) in the software repos
cent will ether AUTO upgrade or have to be MANUALLY upgraded

to check if you ARE running 6.5
Code:
cat /etc/redhat-version
if it is 6.4
you are missing the last 6 months of updates
run
Code:
su -
yum --releasever=6.5 upgrade
 
Old 04-26-2014, 11:26 AM   #8
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Thanks for the reply.It turns out i am running centos 6.5. I also ran the update command and it is updated and in the graphic interface there is no server configuration link. Any idea where to look for server config. or how to in stall the gui version.
 
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graphic interface there is no server configuration link.
if you are referiing to the Apache web server
there will NOT be , as there is none on cent.
RHEL/CentOS/SL are very terminal centric.

As in it is WAY EASIER to use the terminal and config files .

the GUI ( Desktop Environment , like Gnome2) is just an "after thought "

for Apache see the Apache docs
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/


ALSO keep in mind that Cent is a rebuild of RHEL
and as such is basically RedHat with some things removed and a few things added

the RHEL documentation ASSUMES that you ARE an experienced redhat administrator

Cent might not have installed the Apache web server

now i am of the "school" that is
you build EVERYTHING!!! for apache from the source and manually install it and write your own start up scripts
for about the first 12 or so installs

That way one LEARNS !!! how it INSTALL and CONFIGURE it !!!!!


then and only then dose one use the already prebuilt that is in the cent/redhat software repos
( that will save you about 30 min. of install time )

anyone can do this without having learned what it is
Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "Web Server"

Last edited by John VV; 04-26-2014 at 12:29 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:49 PM   #10
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Thanks for getting back to me but i am looking for the samba server.I would like to get the file server working and then i will dive in and learn all the ins and outs.
I would really like to learn all this linux stuff but for now i just want to get a file server working.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #11
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I would also like to say I agree with you about the learning and understanding linux but where do you go to learn it.
Thanks
 
Old 04-26-2014, 01:44 PM   #12
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the redhat 6 samba docs
https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...ces-Samba.html

as to learning
RHEL and the free version CentOS 6.5 ( or the CERN/Fermi Lab "ScientificLinux 6.5")
are primarily meant for the SERVER room running on say a HP blade server
or
running in the office and being supported by the IT department
or in the Laboratory

you normally go to school for that ( or learn it over time )

so
the documentation assumes that you did go to school to learn computers



there are more "new to linux" user friendly operating systems

for Home use - in the redhat family

Fedora20 ( but fedora has it's own issues as a Research and Development OS )

OpenSUSE - almost in the redhat family as in it uses RPM packages but everything else is WAY different
( i use opensuse for my everyday operating system and a version of redhat - scientificLinux 6.5 for the software THAT NEEDS IT )

-- the Debian family of Operating systems that are good for HOME use
Linux Mint 16
Ubuntu 14.04


all Operating systems have a "learning curve"
you grew up with Microsoft's point and click
( that is Microsoft UNLEARNED you to use a computer )
they DO NOT want most users knowing what they are doing

Some Linux OS's are targeted at the NEW user coming over from Windows
others are targeted at running the Internet BACKBONE


Cent like redhat is targeted at running the Internet BACKBONE
but
can be used in other applications
it is just HARDER to learn

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Old 04-26-2014, 02:47 PM   #13
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well thanks for the help. This doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere. I guess centos isnt for me.I will try some other system for a file server. Thanks again.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #14
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To answer your question the samba configuration GUI i.e. system-config-samba was deprecated and removed in RHEL 6 without a replacement. Users are forced to manually edit the configuration files.

https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...guration_Tools.

Its really not that difficult to get basic file sharing up and running with the default configuration file. Alternatives to system-config-samba are webmin and swat.

We can help if you post what guides you are using, errors and which step fails.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 05:51 PM   #15
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thanks for the last post. i will try a specific guide and repost with the errors. thanks
 
  


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