I suspect the answer to this is probably because XP doesn't play nicely - but I'd still like to solve it.
I have a OpenMediaVault file server (Debian) which has a Samba share, which is basically setup so that anyone on the network can write to it.
If I create a directory on the share, from an XP machine all works fine, as it does if I create a sub-directory.
However when I connect from a Mint Desktop using
sudo mount --verbose -t smbfs //openmediavault.local/workshop/alldata -o rw /mnt/alldata
I can create the initial directory, but not the sub directory.
When I go and look at the permissions for the directories, only they are "drwxr-xr-x" (the root of the share is full write permission) so linux is prevent me from creating the second sub directory, where as xp lets me.
Using mkdir -m777 makes no difference to the directories that are created, and chmod is not permitted.
How can I make linux behave how xp does?