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Old 10-23-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
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Help Needed: Need to dance the Samba!!!!

Help I'm having major problems doing something I do Blindfolded on a windows System

Installed Ubantu 10.04 at first no problems and then installed samba and could even see the ubantu box on the windows workgroup listing. Going great I thought but kept getting access denied errors.

Talking to a colleague at work worked out that I had to actually create shares on the ubuntu box. Dohhh Typical newbie error.

Now my big mistake Decided to add an extra hard drive to the box. somehouw corrupted the file system and it would not boot. Had to reinstall ubantu three times. Doing a Low LEvel format after attempt one. Mistake in partitioning failed Attempt 2 and successd after Attempt 3. Ubuntu up running again.

Have installed SAMBA, but browsing the network the Windows Net box shows intermittantly the workgroup and the machines on it. But cannot connect to the shares for love nor money. At no time can the windows machiens see the ubantu box. Arghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! ~!~#### Etc

Tried switching on Passwords. Failed, Followed virtually every Guide on the Web to the letter. Failed all of them.

I suspect that somewhere in the reinstall I skipped a step as the first time when it seemed to work ok I had done a full set up updates before installing samba. This time I went strieght to Samba and did the updates post install.

A minor problem the second hard drive where the shares will be does not mount automatically. But this is a minor problem.

Your help is much appreciated.
Old 10-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #2
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Update: Windows can now see the Ubuntu box and vicer versa.

Two things tried don't know which one fixed it but I supect it was no. 2

1. Unistalled and Reinstalled Samba

2. The Machine Host Name was probly too long. Changed it using gedit etc/hosts & etc/hostname to a shorter one.

Still getting access denied errors brom both directions but one point I even get the error trying to access the Ubuntu box from the its network icon on the Ubuntu Browes network window. So I suspect he problem is a setting or error in the ubuntu box.
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Post your /etc/samba/smb.conf file. What version are the widnows clients?


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