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Caballero 06-20-2006 09:57 AM

Can't write to network file...
OK, just installed FC5 on a Dell 2350, and I'm liking what I see so far. I've experimented a little with Linux with RedHat 9, but quickly ditched it in favor of Windows because I wasn't proficient in the least with it, however - I've decided to give this another shot with FC5. Everything seems to be working well, and having no major issues that I haven't been able to figure out so far with the exception of one thing: I can see the Dell on the network, I can open the files, I can even copy things over to a windows box from the linux box - however, for this to be useful, I need to be able to write to the shared folders on the linux box, which I cannot do for some reason. Anybody have an answer for this?

Keep it simple please, I'm extremely new at this, and if it gets too technical I'll be totally lost. Maybe a simple walk through using the GUI for windows networking? Any other tips and tricks you can think that might just be cool or helpful are welcome...

Overall I'm liking this system though, just need to understand it better.

Thanks in advance

ilaiy 06-20-2006 12:29 PM

Check your smb.conf to see if the share is writeable. Should look something like

writeable = yes


Caballero 06-20-2006 04:51 PM

It says that...
but it's still not writeable - that's where the confusion is...

ilaiy 06-20-2006 07:13 PM

Did you restart samba once you made the change .


Caballero 06-21-2006 07:20 AM

it's been restarted, several times since then. Still nothing. Like I said, it's a strange peoblem... I'm flummoxed - almost to the point to stripping the PC again and reinstalling windows... but not just yet...

Crito 06-21-2006 08:08 AM

You still have to deal with Linux user and group permissions. I use the options "force user" and "force group" in my smb.conf file for shares on Linux partitions, setting them to whatever user/group owns the directory. Otherwise you have to do Windows to Linux user mapping, which is overkill for peer-to-peer file sharing IMHO. Default security settings are too restrictive and hinder productivity, in other words.

Some google results on the topic:

Caballero 06-21-2006 12:49 PM

I'll look into that when I get home.

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