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Thread: Networking Problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Exclamation Networking Problems

    I am using Xubuntu (UserOS Home Server 8.04) to share files with Windows. It doesn't let me write to the disk through a Windows computer. These are the steps I have taken to do this. Applications > System > Shared Folders. I created the folder I want to share in /home/username/share where share is the folder that I want shared in Windows. Then I opened the containing folder > Properties > Permissions Tab> Others: Read & Write > Recursive? Yes. If Others is set to none, I can't access the folder through Windows. If it is read only, I can only read the disk, just like what situation I am in if I select Read & Write. A link to the snapshot of the properties is at the bottom of the post. I don't seem to be able to get this to work. I have followed the instructions in the October issue of PC User but it doesn't work. Any ideas?

    Link to snapshot:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Central Coast, California

    Re: Networking Problems

    You'll be a lot more likely to get help if you post this over in the Networking forum.
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Nottingham UK
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: Networking Problems

    Try this in a terminal type the following command to change the permissions on the shared folder you made.

    sudo chmod 0777 /home/username/share

    Are you using samba to share files with windows, if so there is an excellent how to in the forums that helps you to set up samba correctly at

    its well worth a read and should help you to successfully share files with windows computers.

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