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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, I have just built 2 Ubuntu Desktop machines with a 2TB drive in each. The machines are to sit on a Windows network one as media storage the ...
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    New drive installed but cannot access share


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    Hi,

    I have just built 2 Ubuntu Desktop machines with a 2TB drive in each.

    The machines are to sit on a Windows network one as media storage the other to as backup for the first.

    I have shared a folder on each machine and all the shares can be accessed from the other Ubuntu machine and from the windows machines.

    The problem

    I have installed another 2TB hard drive in each machine and formatted as ext4 file system.

    I then created a folder on each machines new hard drive and shared as usual. The shared folders can be seen on the network but cannot be accessed by network machines.

    The error is "Unable to Mount location" "Failed to mount Windows Share"

    Hope this is clear

    TIA Mark

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    anybody any ideas???

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    how are you creating these shares, using samba config file or did you just right click folder and click share?

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    installed and formatted the drive then from the file manager I right clicked and shared

    Mark

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    i'm not sure how that process works so i can't help you there, i just use samba config file to create shares

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    I have sorted the problem now. The issue was with permissions. The GUI was not setting the correct perms. I reset with the terminal and all was fine.

    Thanks for your help

    Mark

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