Re: Samba why is it so recalcitrantly imposible with windows7?
I'm sorry it doesn't work for you. This is the guide I used when creating the lan for my ubuntu, XP, Win8 machines. Though I had a bit of trouble in the beginning, after I figured out it wanted both the password for the workgroup and then the password for ubuntu, it worked and have had no real issues since.
I have noticed more than one Samba download in the Software Manager-- Be sure and use the same one in the tutorial.
I can't help you and I regret that. I wish I could but you've probably followed the guide to a T already. Samba is the simplest IMO, because there is no messing with paths, etc.
Have you gotten anywhere at all?
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