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Old 04-08-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Issues setting up file server on Centos

So I want to use my Intel NUC as a mini file server but also be able to run a few other services like Plex media server and Transmission. Seems like my options to do everything on one box (Plex being the limiting factor) are:

1. FreeNas (seems nice and easy to use but it's FreeBSD based and I would rather stick with Linux)
2. Ubuntu (for whatever reason I can't get Ubuntu to install on this hardware. It gets to part where it asks for an install CD and I can't get past that. I've tried both 12.04 and 13.10 server install)
3. Fedora (I don't want to have to reinstall the OS a few months down the road so that is out)
4. Centos (supports everything I need and has long term stability/support so that's what I chose)

My biggest headache now is getting samba working. I have set up samba shares on Debian and on Arch alarm with no problem. I'm just trying to set up one simple public share. I set it up like this:

path = /media/usb640
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
And I can't mount it from my laptop. I am trying to mount using Nautilus and it just times out. I also tried from command line and nothing.

SELinux and IPtables are both disabled . I have started and restarted samba many times. I installed Webmin and tried configuring the samba shares through the web interface and still can't get anything.
Old 04-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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OK, well I gave Ubuntu 14.04 beta a try and that installed fine and I was able to get my samba shares up in about 10 minutes. Hopefully the the upgrade from beta to release version in a few weeks is smooth. I have mostly been running debian based distros so I guess I should stick with that


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