View Full Version : [ubuntu] Vista/Ubuntu/Samba Permissions Problem

March 3rd, 2009, 03:51 PM
I have some files stored on my Ubuntu server. These are accessed via samba from my Vista laptop. For some reason that I can't work out, I can't manipulate the files in one of the folders.

The folder, 'Incoming' can be written to by a p2p program that runs on my vista laptop. However, I cannot write to this location in any other way. I can't move files about in Midnight Commander (run using sudo), I can't run sudo mkdir:

server@fileserver:~$ sudo mkdir /mnt/tunes/Tunes/Incoming/test
[sudo] password for server:
mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/tunes/Tunes/Incoming/test': Read-only file system

The fstab entry doesn't seem to make it a read only file system:

UUID=038676d2-4264-4b78-a927-a0f62e0d62ad /mnt/tunes ext3 defaults 0 2

These are the permissions:

server@fileserver:~$ ls -l /mnt/tunes/Tunes/
drwxr-xr-x 203 server 1004 24576 2009-03-02 01:12 Incoming

And this is the smb.conf entry

path = /mnt/tunes
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = no
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755

I'm looking at other folders with the same permissions and I can use them as expected. I'm logging into my server from vista with the same u/n and password as the admin on the server (is that a good idea?)

Any help will be greatfully received :)