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I'm trying to setup mandrake to share files. I installed samba and am using smb4k. On the windows machine i can see and browse the shares but can't change them? ...
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    mandrake 10.1 samba shares


    I'm trying to setup mandrake to share files. I installed samba and am using smb4k. On the windows machine i can see and browse the shares but can't change them? I'm a noob at samba. If you need more info let me know.
    Any help would be great.

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    Re: mandrake 10.1 samba shares

    Quote Originally Posted by tronic
    I'm trying to setup mandrake to share files. I installed samba and am using smb4k. On the windows machine i can see and browse the shares but can't change them? I'm a noob at samba. If you need more info let me know.
    Any help would be great.

    Regards
    Tronic
    So you have a folder shared with samba if i got it right?
    Are you sure that you have rights to make changes to that shared folder as an other user?
    you should check its properties and give other users rights to make changes.

    Another thing you could check (if the trick above does no good):
    /etc/samba/smb.conf
    at the end of the file you find your shares listed something like this:
    Code:
    [example]
       path = /home/me/example
       comment = example folder
       public = yes
       guest ok = yes
       writable = yes
       wide links = no
    what your smb.conf says?

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    [New Folder]
    path = /home/lyle/New Folder
    comment = /home/lyle/New Folder
    public = yes
    guest ok = yes
    writable = yes

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    Wait, did i got it wrong anyway?
    Do you mean that you can create and copy files to those shared folders but can't save any changes made to the files allready in there?

    If this is the case right click the file you are going to modify and check its properties from the rights tab. (you must allow other users to make changes to those files)

    If this doesn't do it, Im afraid that i can't help you.

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    no, what happend was on my newbness, i was editing the smb.conf and then saving it but not restarting samba. But the original problem was that I didn't have the write properties for the share set to yes.

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