O.k. i think you probably identified my problem. fstab? O.k. so i found the linux one you requested at /etc and the lines relative to my windows drives are this.
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows/D vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,iocharset=iso8859-1,code=437 0 0
I also found the file /etc/samba/smbfstab and it is empty. I've read a little about this file but didn't realize it pertained to existing volumes. I was lead to believe it was a fat system one used on volumes made specifically for Samba. I noticed that when i boot up some thing to the effect of "mount smb file system ..... not used" goes by.
The stuff i need to share is on the /window/D drive which is what i put in the share portion of my smbconf, as is below.
comment = Work Files
path = /windows/D/My Documents-Pete
volume = D
public = yes
writable = Yes
printable = Yes
As for mounting that drive, do you mean with in the share section of the smbconf? I've never had to type a mount command for that drive. I can share it across my network when i've got win4lin/windows98se running in Linux. But i don't always want that running. (i'd prefer that i never had to run it, but that's a whole other gripe) I suppose KDE or Win4Lin mount it in the back ground for me when i access it normally. I new i should have learned this OS from a command prompt before i loaded a graphic interface. I think this would all be more clear to me.
Time is the enemy and the savior