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Old 04-01-2005, 07:50 AM   #1
dmkang
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Samba error: Permission denied


I upgraded from Linux 9 to Linux Enterprise Server 4.0 after my network connections had been damaged from a bad shutdown. After upgrading I installed and configured Samba. Everything was working fine until I installed Tapeware backup. Now whenever I try to start Samba, I get the following error.

Failed to start Samba servers : /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start failed
Permission denied.

Any thoughts?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:12 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Are you running the command as root?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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Thanks for the greeting. Yes, I'm running as root which is kind of strange.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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Can you post the output from:
ls -l /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:23 AM   #5
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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2020 Mar 31 18:48 /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:25 AM   #6
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You will need to make it execuable:
chmod 744 /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:29 AM   #7
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very cool david! your insight fixed my problem as innocuous as it might have appeared.

Cheers.
 
  


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