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April 1st, 2010, 07:55 AM
Ok i must be not be doing something right when it come to the conf file for samba, i m trying to setup that my external hard drive is shared over my network, i m running xubuntu, i ve searched and i can't seem to find how to configure samba in xubuntu or terminal, help would be appreciated.

April 1st, 2010, 09:18 AM
You can install Samba in Xubuntu using the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install samba

Now you need to edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf and append the following lines:

path = /<mount point of the external drive>
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = yes

Now save the file and restart the Samba service using the following command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

Now try accessing the share from another machine

April 9th, 2010, 12:49 PM
And if it's an external drive, it's 99% sure to have a windows format, fat32 or ntfs, so check that it's mounted drwxrwxrwx to allow guests to write to it over the network.