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Old 09-13-2005, 07:45 AM   #1
R N Ghosh
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SAMBA installation failed on mandrake 9.2

I have recently installed mandrake 9.2 with dual booting (xp). Everything is doing fine for a greenhorn like me but the problem is I can not install the SAMBA or DHCP servers. Everytime, whenever I try to install, it says ¨installation failed¨. When I downloaded the packages from OPENBSD site and tried to install it, it first informed me ¨there is bad signature, you still want to continue¨, when I said yes, immediately it replied ¨everything is already installed¨. I am a layman just trying to switch from windows, any kind advice from any good samaritan will be highly appreciated.

Old 09-13-2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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first go to network configruation and add the domain of the network, then

you will be having a smb.conf file in /etc/samba/ directory

just open the file in a editor

uncomment the following lines, and fill the details

workgroup=your workgroup

server string=your server string for eg samba server

log file
max log size
encrypt password=yes
samba passwd file=/etc/samba/smbpasswd

at the end of the file you will see
specify the users for samba ( any one of the linuxOS user)
the directory you want to share, and rest of the details
and save it

now copy /etc/passwd file to /etc/samba/smbpasswd

come back to home dorectory
execute the command " service smb start" to start the samba server
Old 09-14-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
R N Ghosh
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SAMBA installation failed on mandrake 9.2

Thanx for your kind and instantenous response. I have changed the smb.conf file. But after copyin the /etc/passwd to /etc/samba/smbpasswd and getting back to home, when I issued command service smb start, it responded with ¨service not found¨ and showed various options of service etc. Also please tell me what are the ftp port no. generally used in a proxy server under linux.



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