[Samba] Can't connect to smb share that's a mounted file system

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sun Nov 13 02:55:35 GMT 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 20:44 -0600, Mike Hanby wrote:
> Howdy, the path statement in the smb.conf file is using Unix pathing.
> path = /backup
> I tried adding the "guest only = yes" to the [netfiles] section and it
> didn't change anything.
> Here's my [netfiles] section again:
> [netfiles]
>    comment = Network file storage space
>    path = /backup
>    read only = no
>    guest only = yes
>    public = yes
> Basically, what it's boiling down to is, I can create smb shares on my main
> drive, /dev/hda1, and access them fine from my XP system.  It's only when I
> try to access a share that points to a mount on my alternate hard drive
> /dev/hdc1 is when I get the password prompts / error messages.
> I'm thinking it's a file system permissions problem, but looking at the
> permissions I don't see a difference between ones that work and those that
> don't :-(
Ok well you're not sharing some of that information so I can only
speculate but is /dev/hdc1 ... is that ext2/ext3 ?

running the command 'mount' would give that info. I'm wondering if it's
some NTFS or vfat mounted as a user that wouldn't have permissions.


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