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Old 08-27-2014, 04:19 PM   #16
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Okay, I was told to try a few things and the results look promising as I was able to see and sign into it on my windows 7 box.

However, I dont know if this made a difference or not but I moved/copied my "data" files from the NTFS partition I created and put them inside a folder under /home and used that in samba. I still have a copy in that NTFS partition so I can try it later.

Also, now when I go to start up samba by way of menu/administration/samba it prompts me for password and once entered it doesnt show my GUI samba window! What is going on with that?

Thx.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 04:56 PM   #17
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Only if that Windows system is local, which it's not in the OP's case. If it's accessing the drive through SAMBA then it doesn't matter, SAMBA handles the translation.
Technically isnt my machine local? I am trying to share out a folder in Mint with my files so I can access them from other devices within the network to use/print/save pics to, etc.

I did discover that my Tab Pro with android cannot access linux shared files under /home folder so it must not be able to read ext3 or 4, whichever it is.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:49 PM   #18
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Technically isnt my machine local? I am trying to share out a folder in Mint with my files so I can access them from other devices within the network to use/print/save pics to, etc.

I did discover that my Tab Pro with android cannot access linux shared files under /home folder so it must not be able to read ext3 or 4, whichever it is.
local = directly on the machine, meaning a dual boot setup.
remote = access through the network via SAMBA/NFS, whether that's a LAN or WAN doesn't really matter.

SAMBA isolates the client from the underlying file system. Your Tab Pro will not care whether the files its accessing technically live on an ext2/3/4/xfs/zfs/reiserfs/etc system, since it's isolated from that. It's just accessing them through the SAMBA/CIFS protocol.

Same with any network protocol. A windows machine has no trouble visiting a web page that's hosted by a Linux machine with the html pages stored on ext3, since Apache isolates the client from the underlying file system. Same goes for ftp, sftp, scp, samba/cifs, nfs, etc. The only machine that needs to be able to understand the filesystem type is the one that is directly connected to the drive.

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Old 08-27-2014, 06:03 PM   #19
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Also, now when I go to start up samba by way of menu/administration/samba it prompts me for password and once entered it doesnt show my GUI samba window! What is going on with that?
Samba is a service, it doesn't have a gui window. I think what you want is a file manager with a built in cifs client.

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Old 08-27-2014, 06:16 PM   #20
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Samba is a service, it doesn't have a gui window. I think what you want is a file manager with a built in cifs client.

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After I called it up using the menu/administration/samba it would prompt me for password and once I entered it, it gave me a window with server/user tabs! Now it is gone!!

I didnt use terminal to get it going!
 
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It's probably throwing an error but not giving you the error message. If you can run that same samba config utility from the command line (you'd need to look it up, I don't have Mint so I don't know what it's called) then you should see any error information printed to the terminal.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 06:48 PM   #22
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It's probably throwing an error but not giving you the error message. If you can run that same samba config utility from the command line (you'd need to look it up, I don't have Mint so I don't know what it's called) then you should see any error information printed to the terminal.
Yeah, I dont know how to run it from terminal and wouldnt I have to shut it down before I ran it in terminal? Dont know how to do that either!
 
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After I called it up using the menu/administration/samba it would prompt me for password and once I entered it, it gave me a window with server/user tabs! Now it is gone!!
Ok, I don't know what "menu/administration/samba" is then. I had assumed (incorrectly) that it was some menu driven way to start a service. Please disregard my post.

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Ok, I don't know what "menu/administration/samba" is then. I had assumed (incorrectly) that it was some menu driven way to start a service. Please disregard my post.

Evo2.
My guess is it's a GUI SAMBA configurator, which is now failing to open - maybe due to a syntax error in the smb.conf file? Either way, launching it from the command line instead of whatever menu he's using should allow it to show any error messages, provided he can figure out what the command is, since I have no idea.

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:05 PM   #25
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My guess is it's a GUI SAMBA configurator, which is now failing to open - maybe due to a syntax error in the smb.conf file? Either way, launching it from the command line instead of whatever menu he's using should allow it to show any error messages, provided he can figure out what the command is, since I have no idea.
For the heck of it, I typed "samba" in the terminal and got this!

[2014/08/27 19:02:17.805954, 0] ../lib/util/debug.c:597(reopen_logs_internal)
Unable to open new log file '/var/log/samba/log.%m': Permission denied
[2014/08/27 19:02:17.806187, 0] ../source4/smbd/server.c:370(binary_smbd_main)
samba version 4.1.6-Ubuntu started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2013

Anyone??
 
Old 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #26
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Hi,

a quick search indicates that there is a package called "gadmin-samba" which provides a GTK+ (Ie a gui) configuration tool for samba. Presumably that is that you are using. Assuming this is true, you should be able to find the executable name with the following command:
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dpkg -L gadmin-samba | grep bin
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:20 PM   #27
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Hi,

a quick search indicates that there is a package called "gadmin-samba" which provides a GTK+ (Ie a gui) configuration tool for samba. Presumably that is that you are using. Assuming this is true, you should be able to find the executable name with the following command:
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dpkg -L gadmin-samba | grep bin
Evo2.
I am using one called "system-config-samba", gui for managing users and shares!
 
Old 09-07-2014, 11:31 PM   #28
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I was going to download the reference books you have listed above but they asked for full name, address, phone and all that so I didnt feel comfortable giving them all that just to download a book and cause I do t know who they are.

Why do they need all that info? I dont want to end up on some mailing list or have a bunch of crap sent to me cause their "partners" are some advertising or marketing place.
 
Old 09-08-2014, 09:04 AM   #29
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Which one? In my sig or the SAMBA reference; http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf should be a free download. I have never supplied personal information to get the downloads from SAMBA.org.
 
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I am using one called "system-config-samba", gui for managing users and shares!
What messages do you see in the terminal shell if you run "system-config-samba" from a terminal shell, running as root?
 
  


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