View Full Version : [ubuntu] Sharing Service Installation Failed

April 30th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Hi everyone,

I recently changed my acer laptop to Ubuntu 9.04 32bit as it seemed stable enough for me and light enough for my 6 years old laptop.

The only problem is that i get this error when trying to share folders on my lan. I choose to share the folder, Ubuntu asks for confirmation about installing the service needed and then i get a window:
"Sharing service installation failed"
Sharing service installation has failed. Would you like to retry the installation?

Of course nothing happens when i retry it...

Any ideas?

Thanx in advance!

May 19th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Dimamali running the update manager and force the system to download and install any available updates. I had the same exact issue and this got rid of the error.

May 20th, 2009, 08:14 AM
or try installing samba http://www.prash-babu.com/2008/05/how-to-setup-samba-in-linux.html