Hello. I am a programmer new to Linux operation, but I have been using PHP and MySQL. And I want to setup my testing host so that I can test my program with it, instead of hosts on the public web. So I installed Red Hat Linux 8.0 on a PC from scratch. It works just good as I was hoping, except file sharing.
I have been trying to map the drive to Linux host from my Windows XP PC. I made my user account with Linux which is same as Windows domain user name and password. Then, I opened "Samba Web Administration Tool" and I made a share for "/var/www/http" with shared name "www". I can map the drive successfully. But I can't modify files. I can't create new files either.
So I tried to put my user account with Linux to "root" group with "Red Hat User Manager". In that dialogue's "Group" tab, put a check next to "root" and set "Primary Group" as "root". And I still can't save files. When I logged on the Linux console with same user I have been trying from Windows, I cannot modify any files at "/var/www/http" directory either.
I can see all shared directories on the host from Windows XP PC. And I can see my "home" directory which I can modify and create files. I think I am missing very basic stuff. But if anyone can give me any hints, I would really appreciate.