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first, have you edited the file as root? second, what editor did you use..i.e. pico, vi, emacs, ...etc., or a gui based editor...gedit,kedit, kwrite...etc.? will need more info to help, what distro are you running? what are you trying to accomplish w/samba? alittle more info will help. other than that i can offer a link to documentation on samba here.
i have logged in as root, and edited the smb.conf with the vi command. I am using red hat 9. What i want to try and do is firstly share files and folders, and secondly i gain access to the net via my xp box so i want linux to go live on the net through xp, if that makes sense. i hope this helps, ive spent a few days trying to get this working on my own, but....im just a baby to linux pls help
If you are editing with vi , you press the insert key to enable editing. When you are done editing, press the esc key to exit edit mode, then type: :wq! to Write , Quit and Commit changes.
To quit without saving, just type: :q!