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Old 11-06-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
Meneither
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Question open shared folders in ubuntu server from ubuntu.


Hello guys:
This is my situation. I am not an IT guy, I am just trying to do make ubuntu run on my own. A few weeks ago I installed Ubuntu server 11.04 and for now is running, I am able to open shared folder from windows and seems work ok. However, when I try to open the same folder from an ubuntu pc I am not able. It seems pretty easy but I am a little frustrated. I am able to connect to the server, even I can see the shared folder, which by the way does not have password because when installing the server I had difficulties setting the password, but that is another story.
Can someone of you have a little mercy and shed some light on how can I open the shared folder. By the way I thought would be easier running both on the same system.


Thank you in advance you all.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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For purposes of clarification:

You installed Ubuntu server on one computer.
You have windows installed on a separate computer. You can access the Ubuntu server from windows.
You have another computer with Ubuntu and you can connect to the Ubuntu server but not open/access files?

What happens when you try to open the file from Ubuntu?
How did you configure the network for Ubuntu to Ubuntu?
 
Old 11-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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Unhappy more info

Thank you for your reply.
I have installed ubuntu server on a separated computer and is running alone wired to a router which is wireless as well. I am able to access the shared folder wirlessly from any other windows computer, I just need to enter the username and I am able to w/r on this folder.
About the other question yes, I have 2 ubuntu computers and I can connect them in the same way, but I cannot open/access shared folder. On the ubuntu computer I can see my server, the shared folder(s) is just that I cannot open it.
I was thinking about the combination of username, domain is not entered correctly.

Thank so much you again.

Last edited by Meneither; 11-07-2011 at 11:06 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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Here is an update:
After further research I followed this procedure to share the folder "reports":

mkdir ~/mount

This will generate a directory called mount in your home folder. We’ll use it in the next command to mount the Samba share.

To actually mount the Samba share, use this command:

sudo smbmount //192.168.1.100/reports ~/mount -o username=caina,password=ghost

This will mount the shared directory “reports” on 192.168.1.100 in the “mount” folder we just created in the client’s home directory.


Now I am able to read from my ubuntu shared folder, however I cannot write.

Any insight on how to fix this situation?

Thanks.

Last edited by Meneither; 11-15-2011 at 07:03 PM. Reason: to add information
 
Old 12-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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I just have solved this issue, now I am able to read, write and execute (rwx) from Ubuntu and Windows. Just as information to those who look for information about this topic, what I did was to configure manually the Samba configuration file. In the beginning I was using Webmin however it didn't work for me as I expected, maybe I didn't learn how to use Webmin. Instead I learned a little about linux file system, file permissions, set new user, some coding from terminal, and understanding how the samba configuration file works. For now I am not using webmin for this purpose.
Thank you to Yancek for the reply.

Last edited by Meneither; 12-13-2011 at 02:15 PM.
 
  


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