I am running Ubuntu 9.10. I am trying to make a folder shareable so a windows XP computer can have both read and write access to the folder. I am using Nautilus to configure access and I get the error:
This is the screen before selecting read/write accessSamba's testparm returned error 1: Loaded smb config files from --parameter-name=usershare allow guests
lp_load: refreshing parameters from --parameter-name=usershare allow guests
params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "--parameter-name=usershare allow guests":
No such file or directory
Error loading services.
This is the screen after unsuccessfully selecting read/write access.
I have attempted this before using this facility and I do have read access to the folder using the windows computer. But I need read/write access.
I've tried to RTFM and look through the forums. The samba service is running:
At the command line Samba's testparm command kicked out many errors. This is puzzling because I did not edit the smb.conf file, Nautilus did. The parameters that testparm complains about appear to have correct syntax according to the Samba Team Website .kjen@LinuxServer:~$ sudo service samba status
* nmbd is running
* smbd is running
I also went into the Synaptic package manager and tried to re-install Samba with no effect. I would install the 10.04 LTS version but I've heard that has problems too.
Is this a permissions issue? The user I am logged onto has "permission to configure the system" checked under system-->administration-->users and groups.