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from my experience compiles can take quite some time. i often start them just before i go to lunch so they run while im gone. if your machine is on the low end as far as resources go i wouldnt be alarmed at compiles that measure in hours.
I have installed and configured Samba on my Linux machine, and as a test I have set the /etc directory to be a public share.
Now in my Windows machine when I type \\MyLinux01\Public
I get the contents of the etc directory. I can also copy any file from it to my desktop or windows network share. However when I copy a file from my destop to the etc directory I get an error message that reads
"Cannot copy <FileName> Access Denied, The source file may be
I know that the source file (which is a simple txt file) is definately not in use.
Does anyone know what the problem might be.
I have changed the following on my smb.conf file.
workgroup = <my domain name>
Security = Server
password server = <PDC BDC>
path = /etc
public = yes
only guest = yes
writable = yes
printable = no
I wouldnt give everyone read and write rights to the /etc directory, since its there all the config stuff is, and an unwelcome person could do some serious damage there. Rather, share your home directory, or make a folder called share or something
im in a similar situation i have ubuntu 10.04 and cant find how to configure samba i know its installed but as im new to lunix i cant find anything please help im really just after network access to my windows mecbine