[K12OSN] OT - Setting up Samba on k12ltsp for Ubuntu and XP clients?

Carl Keil carl at snarlnet.com
Thu Mar 5 01:26:27 UTC 2009


I'm running an old server (the Fedora 6 version of k12ltsp).  I'm trying 
to set up a Samba share on it that people can access equally easily from 
Ubuntu 8.04 or Windows XP clients.  The Windows clients seem to work how 
I want them to, but the Ubuntu clients are acting weird.  I'm going 
through the "Places" menu and adding the server via "Connect to Server" 
selecting "Windows Share" and typing in the IP/share name etc.  Then it 
asks for the password.  When I type in the password and click OK, 
sometimes it "takes" and sometimes it doesn't.  Even when it works it 
pops up an error message saying that the share wasn't mounted.  But when 
you go back to "Places" it's there.  Also, I have 2 shares, one of them 
works as above, and seems OK once you get in.  But the other shows up, 
and you can create files and folders, but then you can't edit them in 
applications or save them from within applications.  Even though you 
just created them.

This is for a school of mixed ages.  None of this is user friendly 
enough on Ubuntu.  I thought about doing an NFS share of the same 
directories.  But someone on this list a long time ago warned me against 
"mixing" shares as both NFS and Samba.  He said stuff could get all 
bolluxed up.

Does anyone have a "HowTo" or a good link that will walk me through a 
good setup?  I've been googling and everything is assuming that I've got 
an Ubuntu server serving Ubuntu and XP clients.  I've tried adapting the 
suggestions in there with no luck.



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