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April 28th, 2009, 09:00 PM
I am setting up a file / user authentication server with Ubuntu. The server we have has have two 500GB drives. Can you please advise on the partitioning. Am I right to use this?

HDA1 100MB ext3 /boot
HDA1 4GB swap /swap
HDA1 10GB ext3 /
HDA1 486GB ext3 /home
HDA2 500GB ext3 /backup

Which service is used to authenticate windows users? Is this called a domain controller? Is this samba that I need?

The second issue I have is which services needed to be installed. We want a shared drive in windows (s:\) which will be located at /home/shared on the server. We also want another drive (p:\) which will be linked to each users private account /home/<user>. Is this also a samba service?

April 29th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Yup and yup.

Go to the samba project web site and read the Official Howto.