I'm running ubuntu hardy heron using VirtualBox on windows vista host. As like other users, I have problems accessing windows shares.
I installed samba, and whenever I tried to explore my windows share using nautlius, I can only see my computer and then no windows shares at all.
Next, I tried to type smb://computername/mysharedfolder and sometimes works. Other times, it asks me for permission (which is weird because I don't set password protected sharing in vista). After a while I figured out what's wrong.
I went to Computer Management on vista and check on my shares, and for some reason ubuntu tries to connect to my shared folder, like 10 connections simultaneously (vista default share policy is to allow maximum 10 simultaneous connections). No wonder I could not even access my own shared folder using my vista. It asks me for password. I had to disconnect all the connections from ubuntu first, then I can get into my shared folder in vista (still can't browse the list of shared folder though, i have to write down the addres of the shared folder).
Can anyone confirm this bug?