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    Samba Sharing Setup

    hi Ubu gurus....here I go again

    I have 3 distros.....Ubu 12.04.3, Ubu 14.04, Linux Mint14

    I have a dedicated Home partition....

    I am trying to set up Samba file sharing between the 3,
    but am getting "permission denied, you are not the owner"
    errors...root is defined as owner....

    is it possible to change ownership to my user account ??
    I am the only user on this pc, so it doesn't present a
    security risk I believe....

    TIA,

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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    Are you triple booting or are all 3 OSes running concurrently?
    Is there HOME directory encryption involved?

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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Are you triple booting or are all 3 OSes running concurrently?
    Is there HOME directory encryption involved?
    triple booting...each OS in dedicated partition....

    did not encrypt Home partition when setting it up
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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    I am confused.
    /home is shared regardless of which OS you boot.
    Samba is a network protocol to allow a different system/OS to connect to a running machine with a file system. With triple-boot, only 1 OS will run at a time ... how will samba work for you? Is there another machine on the network? If so, we just want to get Samba working from 1 of the Linux versions first, then ... move on to the others.

    Sorry for the questions. I could completely misunderstand what you need.

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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    What is the path to the folder you are attempting to share?
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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    If you are triple-booting, you can't use a Samba share to share between the instances since only one of those instances will be running at any given time.
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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    I am trying to set up Samba file sharing between the 3,
    but am getting "permission denied, you are not the owner"
    errors...root is defined as owner....

    is it possible to change ownership to my user account ??
    Chaging ownership should be easy. Just run the below command in a terminal...

    sudo chown -R <username>:<username> /path/to/folder

    Hope this solves your issue.

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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    well it looks like I'm the person who is confused...

    I guess I didn't realize what Samba does or is used for...

    I was trying to access some files from Linux Mint without having to
    resort to using root access....

    I will have to regroup & do some more reading....I
    will repost when I have a better understanding of
    what is needed

    sorry for the confusion, but thanks for the replies

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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    If you are running a triple boot system, create a separate partition for sharing files and give it more open access. Another alternative is to join a domain and use a domain account for access (so that each machine is actually using the same user instead of a unique user per machine). There are likely many other options.
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    Re: Samba Sharing Setup

    Actually, if the uid (the number, not the name) match across all three OSes, then nothing special is needed to access the files besides mounting the place where the files you want to access are stored. Most of the time, the userid that gets created during installation is (1000) - the "name" doesn't matter or even need to match, just the number. Look in the /etc/passwd to see the number on each OS.

    Of course, if encryption is involved, things are more complex.

    Howerver, based on your description, you have
    * 1 /home partition
    * 1 swap partition
    * 3 Linux partitions ... 1 per OS.

    If the files you want to access are in /home, nothing more needs to be done.

    To get more help, post the output from sudo parted -l.
    Last edited by TheFu; November 6th, 2013 at 07:32 PM.

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