Explain how to config SAMBA in "simple" ???
Could someone assist me trying to get samba running, in "simple" as opposed to "techno geek" ?
I've done various searches of multiple resources but am "banging my head against a brick wall"!
They all seem to expect considerable "prior knowledge", that I just don't have. Plus, most of the docs (even linked stuff from samba.org) leave me very confused.
I understand that there are graphic configuration facilities, which have led me to install webmin, but without some sort of "start button", I'm lost.
My aim? well, I want to be able to print and share some files (and get at copies of the fonts in my laptop :twisted: ) from my laptop, to my main box, which runs Mandriva (oops, nearly typed mandrake there :D ) 2005LE. It has my inkjet printer connected via parallel, also my laser printer is connected via my network hub.
I would like the facilities to start at boot time, but if possible, so that my partner can disconnect the laptop, use it at work and then print anything off when she gets home (we can't afford a portable printer).
I don't know if thats asking too much?
As I say, I've installed Samba, Samba client, Swat, and some other related packages, along with webmin, but as I can't even get webmin to start, I'm a bit lost amongst the plethora of shares, smb.confs, workgroups, users, etc etc I suspect that you "get the picture".
Any assistance would be much appreciated.