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Old 01-04-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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Share USB harddrive


I have made a share on my normal harddrive which I can access from my Windows client with no problems. But when I mount my USB harddrive and shares it, I can't access it (mounted via fstab - /dev/sda1).

I have also tried to make a softlink from my normal share to the USB harddrive and a mount --bind, but the directory does not show up, when accessing it from Windows.

Does anyone know if it is possible to use a USB harddisk as a share with SAMBA, and maybe a description of how I do it ?
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I have the /media directory shared on my desktop. I just need to open that and select the Memory card "TWiT". It may be better doing it that way for a removable device.
        comment = MediaShares
        path = /media
        read list = jschiwal@hpamd64
        write list = jschiwal@hpamd64
        read only = No
        inherit acls = Yes
I am using the USER security model on both my desktop and laptop.

There is a book "Samba 3 by Example" that you can download from the website. It is also supplies by a samba-doc package in SuSE. Your distro may offer it as well, either as a pdf file or a postscript file.
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USB harddisk mounting


thanks for the answer, but I'm not quite sure what you want me to do.

My USB harddisk isn't automounted in the /media directory, but it shows up on my desktop.

I didn't find any break-throughs in the SAMBA manual either, so I'm still a little lost !!!!


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